Mark, what specific standards are you referring to?
I suppose I used the wrong term. I guess using professional 'expectations' would
more accurately reflect what I was trying to say.
In my particular case,I would professionally 'expect' that a 16 x 20 print offered for sale
would not exhibit a high hot pixel count when using a particular digital back at long
exposures and low ISO setting.
As well,I just want to clarify that I was referring to only the single aspect of long exposure
noise characteristics in my previous posts and did not intend to characterize the overall
performance of one back or another as sub standard.
It's pretty obvious that everything on the market can deliver an amazing file in most situations
and the trick is to find the specific back which meets as much of our individual needs as
The ZD,with its attractive pricepoint,is certainly a contender but if it has similar long exposure
characteristics as I've seen on other Dalsa chipped backs then it's probably not going to be
the right fit for me regardless of price
That now seems to be more poiltically correct :>))