I agree, it does seem strange on the long exposures starting at iso 140. I am not that interested in 30 min to 1 hour, but would like some 2 to 5 min shots.
What I would like to see is a comparison of a P65 or IQ160 against a 260, in normal exposures. 50, 100, 200 and 400. I am hoping that for example a the base of 50, there will be more room in the shadows.
At 200 and 400 on the IQ260, I am wondering the differences between the enhanced mode and normal. Is there a noticeable trade off, i.e. less noise, but also less detail between iso 200 normal mode and iso 200 in the enhanced or long exposure mode. Same with 400.
Does the 260 zoom to 100% any faster, display the files faster etc.? My 160 seems a bit slow here and tends to bog down at times.
Colors, since the 260 is a new chip, I am still curious on how the two chips represent the same color. I love the look of the IQ160 files.
Tech camera shifts also interest me. I have not seen any examples yet.
Does the 260 chip have the same 8 segment look? curious due to possible centerfold line issues.
If I understand it correctly, the 260 will have 3 modes, base, the enhanced mode starting at iso140, then sensor plus. Curious what the recommendations are for exposures at iso 400 and higher.