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« on: June 27, 2007, 09:18:33 AM »

I was in FotoCare in NYC yesterday when they had a limited (no shooting) ZD back presentation. I have been told that in 60 days Lightroom will support ZD back for tethered shooting! Also, I had a chance to see through the new 28mm and 75-150mm lenses. What my eye could see was very-very sharp:) Focusing with 28mm lens is instanteneous. Fotocare promissed ZD back in 30 days or so.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 10:01:47 AM »

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If that is true they are going to sell a lot of ZD backs. I have LR & that will work on my ZD camera.It does make sense since RD is developing a tethered program for Leaf. Bibble has already done it for Canon & some others. Good to see 3rd party programs helping the industry.

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 10:10:38 AM »

Hi Denis,

Did you have any chance comparing ZD files development in Lightroom vs SilkyPix 3.0? So far I use only SilkyPix. I like the ability to max demosaicing sharpness in SilkyPix - takes longer to process, but gives much crisper files than ACR 3.7.

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 10:18:05 AM »

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Hi Denis,

Did you have any chance comparing ZD files development in Lightroom vs SilkyPix 3.0? So far I use only SilkyPix. I like the ability to max demosaicing sharpness in SilkyPix - takes longer to process, but gives much crisper files than ACR 3.7.

Thanks,

Michael
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No I use RD for the ZD & now have LR. I will compare them, I did use SilkyPix last year & felt RD was better.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 07:57:31 PM »

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Hi Denis,

Did you have any chance comparing ZD files development in Lightroom vs SilkyPix 3.0? So far I use only SilkyPix. I like the ability to max demosaicing sharpness in SilkyPix - takes longer to process, but gives much crisper files than ACR 3.7.

Thanks,

Michael
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I have tried both lightroom and Silkypix to convert ZD raw files. Silkypix has a huge advantage when converting ZD images of 1 sec and longer reducing visible noise which lightroom has trouble Silkypix is great but slow to convert.  If lightroom allows tethered shooting I will definitely use this option for shorter exposure images.

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 09:29:07 PM »

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I have tried both lightroom and Silkypix to convert ZD raw files. Silkypix has a huge advantage when converting ZD images of 1 sec and longer reducing visible noise which lightroom has trouble Silkypix is great but slow to convert.  If lightroom allows tethered shooting I will definitely use this option for shorter exposure images.

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Joel what was the longest exposure you did with the ZD and how does the file looked.
Have you tried about 15sec or more?
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 11:47:00 PM »

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Joel what was the longest exposure you did with the ZD and how does the file looked.
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Hi David

Yes I have shot up to 15sec but do not like shooting over 8sec due to noise issues. This is my biggest problem with the camera. I am not happy with the quality of exposures at 15sec or more so I try to keep exposures as short as possible. Exposures at iso 100 at this length of time is even worse than iso 64 that I am shooting.

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 03:15:05 AM »

Hi tethered will work with lightroom, run the mamiya software and after that run lightroom with a hotfolder.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 06:01:11 PM »

Has anyone heard when the ZD back will be available in the US? I emailed Mamiya today and was told 30 - 60 days which I thought is what they said over a month ago.

Any ideas?
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007, 08:27:24 PM »

I think that's their standard reply #417A-1   I got this on June 11 -


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Hello

Thank you for your inquiry about the Mamiya ZD back. The Mamiya ZD Digital back is just being released, in limited quantities.  We expect to have the back within the next 30-60 days.  Please watch our website for dealer information.  Only Mamiya Digital Dealers will be able to sell the ZD Digital back. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me again.

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