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BernardLanguillier

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ZD test in CDI
« on: March 16, 2006, 08:06:14 PM »

Chasseur d'Image has tested the ZD in their April issue.

Their main conclusions are:

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- the quality of the RAW images is very high, with surprisingly more detail compared to a 1dsII shot (their sample is the facade of a gothic church in flat light),
- the viewfinder is very good, although there is slight warm cast to it,
- the camera is very easy to use for someone coming from the DSLR world,

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- the quality of the jpg images is really poor,
- the Mamiya RAW converter software isn't ready for prime time, although some of the features (like distorsion correction) have good potential,
- the LCD screen is a disaster.

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ZD test in CDI
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006, 03:28:28 AM »

Thanks Bernard,

Anything about the higher ISOs?
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2006, 04:40:23 AM »

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Thanks Bernard,

Anything about the higher ISOs?
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CDI reports that  noise level at ISO 50 is remarkable but very noticeable from ISO 100 and up. Noise at ISO 100 is not far away from the noise level of the Nikon D200 at ISO 800.
FWIW, Réponse Photo (another french mag) seems to agree with CDI on noise.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006, 09:57:05 AM »

I'm excited to see the results! Perhaps this will be the revolution that Mamiya was hoping for.

I don't particularly want to shoot jpg's anyway.

Thanks for the info Bernard.
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