I am looking to get a mf digital back for my contax and shift system in about six months and will be looking at aptus 17/22 etc.
In the meantime I have the chance to pick up a contax fit kodak dcs pro back for a pretty good price.
Forgetting about the crop factor, shooting speed, etc, purely in terms of image quality how do / have users found the images from this back in comparison to say a 1ds at images printed around A4 and also up to 24x20 inches.
All shots at 100iso and mostly buildings, landscapes, etc.
hi, I had the 1ds and I'm using 5d now and I also own the pro back on the Mamiya.
You can't use the proback off the camera, as there is no way to trigger it. You'll need either the pro back plus or another digital back if you want to use it on your view camera.
If compared to the 1ds and the 5d, the pro back can only work at iso 100, anything else is an embarrassment. The CCD was created during the age of the 1ds, hence the noise characteristics look like the 1ds; noisy in the shadow area. Resolution wise, it is only very slightly or not even any better than the 1ds/5d. But colorwise it is very good, I like the color rendition much better than the canon. The color off the kodak is quite saturated, but it edits much better and looks good by just reducing the saturation abit. The kodak RAW files edit well under adobe RAW, the 1ds/5d looks best edited under DPP.
That said, I've seen great looking files from the 1ds/5d as well, so it depends on how you work the files post shooting.