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spincycle

Boulder, US
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spincycle Basic Member
Mon 02-Jan-06 07:58 PM

At Len's request, I'm starting a new thread regarding the D200 banding issue. Below I have included the same image from post #59 in the previous thread which Len noted as a "clear example" of the phenomenon.

Len, if you (or anyone else) would like to suggest parameters for discussion in this thread, please feel free. It seems to me that we might want a thread without debates over what is and is not "banding", etc. so that we can focus on examples and possible causes.

My thoughts:

I'll repeat here that in a thread in Flickr\'s D200 group, someone suggested that the
effect exists in cameras with a faulty (or perhaps misaligned?) AA filter. I don't want to lend unwarranted credence to the idea, but it does seem plausible to me.

The image below was taken with body 3002057, which was returned. Body 3002055, from the same store, apparently does not exhibit the problem; though I am not quite ready to state this categorically.

I do not believe that this is a firmware or lens issue, although some glass may exacerbate the issue. The image below was taken with the 85mm f/1.4 AF-D, so AF-S circuitry is not to blame as had been previously speculated.
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Image taken with D200, 85mm f/1.4 AF-D. Converted using Nikon Capture 4.4.0.

Small version of an image showing the banding effect:
http://static.flickr.com/43/74270369_d94dd475e9_m.jpg

And a cropped section at 2:1 (I've used 2:1 to make it obvious; it's still evident at 1:1) -
http://www.chrismaytag.net/linkedimages/vert-crop-2x.jpg

And here's a link to the full-resolution image:
http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=74270369&size=o

And here's a link to the unedited, as-shot NEF:
http://www.chrismaytag.net/linkedimages/_DSC0035.NEF

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Chris Maytag
Boulder, Colorado, USA, Earth, Milky Way

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