Well, I finally committed to an DSC-R1 purchase myself. Unfortunately, I may have been a little too cute
in my decision to purchase a second-hand example, for what I thought was the bargain price of AUD $685.00.
It is missing a few items that came standard with the 'new' retail kit.
I discovered my USB cable from my Ricoh R4 (what do you think of this camera Gordon?) works fine, but critically, I'm missing the original CDROM and its crucial 'image data conversion software.' So my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
if any one would like to send me this particular software component?
I noticed that there are a few possible fake Sandisk Extreme III compact flash cards on eBay. They look identical to the original Sandisk card, but if you look closely, it is missing the 'Sandisk' brand mark and are less than half the price of the said original.
One thing that my camera came with was a UV filter, that is useful for protecting the lens, but of what use is it otherwise on the R1's lens with its 'T' coating?