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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2008, 07:35:43 PM »
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Lets bear in mind your location of Palm Springs California, just like Sydney for Denis (mcfoto) it is a very sunny place. The ZD is sensitive to light, which also effect. Thus I imply that not only the DR of white and black can effect but also light intensities.

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Two of the features I shot were indoors, although strobed. The other was indeed outdoors in partially sunny to overcast conditions. Most of my shooting was done at iso50 and 100 however I did some random shooting at 200 and 400. While 400 was certainly noisier than a Canon or Olympus, it was still useable for what I needed.

Yes the 645ZD is probably best at iso50 and 100 or so. But if you need something specifically otherwise than maybe it was the wrong purchase for you. Then again maybe you had an earlier version which has been improved in later cameras. That happens, look at the Canon MkIII problems which dwarf anything Mamiya has had to correct.

I am sure your experience has been frustrating but I would not immediately assume that the entire camera design is faulty. Perhaps more than anything else, your dealer is at fault.
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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2008, 05:19:42 AM »
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Is it me or do you also see some type of banding towards the bottom? ISO50!!

Should I return the back?
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2008, 05:22:08 AM »
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Is it me or do you also see some type of banding towards the bottom? ISO50!!

Should I return the back?
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2008, 02:25:38 PM »
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Is it me or do you also see some type of banding towards the bottom? ISO50!!

Should I return the back?
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Dear KR8TVE

I see banding there. But then again, Ive seen it before too. With different cameras and manufacturers. Usually when picture has been underexposed and the shadows have been pushed heavily up in photoshop.

If that is unmanipulated crop of shadows in normally exposed  ZD-picture then next question is, can You repeat that result? If You can, contact the dealer where You bought the back/camera.

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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2008, 08:13:12 AM »
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Also use the mamiya software or RD or silky pix. If you still have the problem send it back. I had to exchage my ZD back aslo. But now with my new one I'm happy as can bee.

I attached thre shots I made with it. One is a 100 % crop but I added some grain.
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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2008, 08:16:15 AM »
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okay i processes quickly another one and this as a 100% cop wit blacks... looks all right to me. ISO 100!
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« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2008, 08:18:30 AM »
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and yeah yeah... the first pictures have massive purple blurbs around the models eye. just to be first to say this.  
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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2008, 09:51:51 AM »
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and yeah yeah... the first pictures have massive purple blurbs around the models eye. just to be first to say this. 
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Dont You mean: "one massive purple blurb" ?          
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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2008, 06:09:18 AM »
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I returned the kit...   *Sigh* I believe Medium Format Digital will never beat 35mm DSLR.
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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2008, 06:20:17 AM »
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I returned the kit...   *Sigh* I believe Medium Format Digital will never beat 35mm DSLR.
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Mate,

What a dumb ass comment to make!

Personally you have been on to much Kava juice.

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« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2008, 09:00:09 AM »
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I returned the kit...   *Sigh* I believe Medium Format Digital will never beat 35mm DSLR.
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Be more specific.  MF will never beat 35mm DSLR in what?  Weight?
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« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2008, 05:46:31 PM »
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Opps...its the other way around....  35mm will never beat Medium format in quality. Too much Hawaiian Fruit Punch.

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What a dumb ass comment to make!

Personally you have been on to much Kava juice.

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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2008, 05:52:14 PM »
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Be more specific.  MF will never beat 35mm DSLR in what?  Weight?
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I made a mistake....35mm will never beat Medium format in quality!
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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2008, 12:45:58 PM »
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Somebody mentioned Moire patters in a posting way back. Yep, I too have found these appearing far too readily when using a Metz CL45 flash. Not had the unit long enough to notice it in other conditions. Otherwise it is capable of cracking shots if you can cope with the build quality of the AFDII and even the back itself, not forgetting the noise issue and the expense of a spare battery.

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