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07-02-2014, 07:08 AM   #1
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1600 is the new 400

I don't have the D with me to do a shoot out , but , after 42 months with the D i would say that the Z 1600 iso looks similar to the D 400 iso. It's pretty amazing……

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Wow, talk about depth...
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Excellent, inquiring minds wanted to know
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Yes that's great. But should that be of any surprise? I mean it's a CMOS sensor and they have already demonstrated noise vs ISO in the smaller sensors so naturally you'd expect the same or better with a larger sensor.

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Yes that's great. But should that be of any surprise? I mean it's a CMOS sensor and they have already demonstrated noise vs ISO in the smaller sensors so naturally you'd expect the same or better with a larger sensor.

Just reporting my personal finds, I'm aware its not ground breaking news to everyone. Its pretty shocking to experience in person after having a 1DS3 and the 645D in recent years. Those cameras go pretty quickly around 640 in terms of IQ.

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honestly, i would be dare say ISO3200 is the new 400. I really can't find grain artefacts
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Excellent to hear...I may have to bite the bullet and get a 645Z...anyone interested in buying a 645D??
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honestly, i would be dare say ISO3200 is the new 400. I really can't find grain artefacts
I haven't looked closely at 3200 yet , but would not be at all surprised. Now if I could just figure out how to pack the Epson 7800 in my luggage, I could really make accurate tests on the road…………..

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Thank for the posts; I would love to hear your thoughts on the color of the Z vis-à-vis the D.
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Thank for the posts; I would love to hear your thoughts on the color of the Z vis-à-vis the D.
Well , I won't return to my home (printer) until late July. That, to me is the true test of color.
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Wow, talk about depth...
i'm sticking with my 645D i'm happy with iso 800. if I had to go to iso 1600, i'd do my best to fix it in p.p.
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I don't have the D with me to do a shoot out , but , after 42 months with the D i would say that the Z 1600 iso looks similar to the D 400 iso. It's pretty amazing……
Thanks for the post. I recently received a Z and will be running it through the paces in a studio environment this weekend (contingent my rental lenses arrive - Pentax hasn't shipped the rereleased lenses in the US as of yet). I'm curios as to whether or not you were able to formulate an opinion on color, skin tone, etc. between the D vs. the Z at low ISO's. I'm used to shooting a CCD (I only need high ISO on occasion) and I'm curios as to whether or not we'll give up anything for the high ISO capability. IMO, it is very hard to beat the look of CCD, especially for portraits and skin tones, there just something magical about it and I'm struggling with the thought of giving it up. Any of your thoughts on this would be most appreciated.
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