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Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Nikon Collector, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Nikon Collector

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    Is the MIR site down, removed, or what?
     
  2. OldBodyOldSoul

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    MIR has been up and down recently. Sometimes only certain pages would be inaccessible and sometimes every click would produce an error. Hopefully it's just maintenance.
     
  3. AgX

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    It would be a pity if that site went down.

    The first address for information on certain camera models (as for instance Canon A and T series).
     
  4. Roger Cole

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    What is the MIR site?
     
  5. MartinCrabtree

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    It's a camera reference site based in Maylaysia. Quite a resource and down yet again. Hopefully they will get it fixed.

    MIR
     
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    The authors haven't really got an interest in maintaining the site. The analogue camera resource, and everybody would agree it is hugely informative if technically quite deep and a little grammatically akimbo, was a spin-off prior to starting their now quite large and expansive internet company — they are really, really busy people. I worked on the EOS 1N-series resource, moderated the message board and vetted submissions; everything took a long, long time to get done (communication was poor and very untimely). I left years ago (2005 I think) yet I still get message posts directed at me!
     
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    The latest archive snapshot is here.
     
  8. Lamar

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    Hope they get it back up. That is a great resource. It's my go-to reference for my old Nikon gear. Thanks for posting the archive link. I've bookmarked it.
     
  9. E. von Hoegh

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    It's back up.
     
  10. clayne

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    I'm considering mirroring it myself. I've seen it go down before and I started getting the bad feelings then.
     
  11. Trask

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    What does mirroring mean in this context? And does that mean that the content of Mir would be available to you, as an individual, or to others via a website your own/manage?
     
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    Mirroring using wget (a unix utility) such that I'd have a local backup in case push came to shove and it needed to be rehosted somehow. I don't trust the Internet Archive because a: it's incredibly slow, b: it's spotty in coverage.
     
  13. E. von Hoegh

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    Still there.