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« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2007, 04:59:07 PM »
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I have my ZD back for sale as I've decided to go back to shooting Canon DSLR's.

Check the for sale section.
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« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2007, 02:16:13 AM »
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Do you have a website that you can upload files to? That is what I do. I upload to the back end of my site/ftp and then just post the full URL to that image using the http tag above the reply box.

If you are worried about bandwidth, then just post a 100% portions instead directly using the IMG tag with your uploaded image URL.
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Thanks John,

This seems to work.  

I'd love for folks to look through the files for image review (color rendition, peering the extremes for purple worms/blobs, etc) in order to dig into the quality of my ZD Back.  My serial number is GDXXXX, which is one of the earlier backs (Bob, it came with the "warning/fix" sticker) so I'm worried it has old firmware/hardware.  My call to Mamiya Tech Support yielded little support.  They said the occasional "locking" and error messages on the ZD Back were within normal limits, so right now they don't see the need for me sending it in for "fixing."  As a result I want to make sure the files are clean and the back is doing its job correctly.

FYI, these are mostly snaps shots and a couple of lightly composed shots, not my art shots, so criticism on artistic qualities not needed...

Thanks,

Josh

[a href=\"http://www.joshbrankmanphotography.com/Josh_Brankman_Photography_files/Media/20071111-MMFC0009-Edit/20071111-MMFC0009-Edit.jpg?disposition=download]Test Shot 1[/url]
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« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2007, 02:29:42 AM »
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Hey Josh,
Just curious....Is that first shot taken in Briones park? Landscape looked familiar to me.

Not sure about your back, probably is fine, but these links can't be full size images so hard to check noise, etc without full size or 100% crops.

Eric
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« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2007, 03:02:31 AM »
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Hey Josh,
Just curious....Is that first shot taken in Briones park? Landscape looked familiar to me.

Not sure about your back, probably is fine, but these links can't be full size images so hard to check noise, etc without full size or 100% crops.

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Eric,

Not sure where Briones Park is.  Those shots were in Sonoma County, just outside of Glen Ellen.

Uploaded full rez shots.  Should be up and working.  

-Josh
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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2007, 08:08:49 AM »
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The shots you linked to look great. I'm not seeing any issues. The image of the produce stand really shows what the ZD back can do.

The image of the baseball stadium shows some noise in the shadows that I didn't see in the other images. It looks like jpg artifacting but I can't tell for sure. Is there a way to get me the raw file of that image?

As for the lockups - it could be your camera. Are you using an AFD or AFD II? Mamiya had me ship my 645AFD to them to check it to make sure the lockups weren't a camera issue.

Your back looks fine IMO.
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« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2007, 09:04:08 AM »
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As for the lockups - it could be your camera. Are you using an AFD or AFD II? Mamiya had me ship my 645AFD to them to check it to make sure the lockups weren't a camera issue.
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Bob, I am using an AFD and I wonder too if that is the problem. It's an old camera now...

I was going to purchase a AFDII and relegate the AFD to backup duty, but now I might wait for whatever this "new" system that Mamiya and Phase One are putting together.  I can wait and if it indeed allows for older AF Mamiya glass to be used in conjunction with the standard Mamiya back (film and digital), I'll jump aboard.

Thanks for digging into the shots.

-Josh
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