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The definitive banding poll?

AndyMac

Odessa, US
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AndyMac Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Dec 2003
Wed 01-Feb-06 04:13 PM

Since the poll function isn't working, I would like to do one manually. I will monitor reponses here and track them myself.

I will try to update the numbers daily. Hopefully we get enough responses to see what's really going on but it will depend on how many choose to respond.

I would like to know the following two pieces of information:

1) Banding Type accoring to these definitions (from Bjørn Rørslett's D200 Review):

  • None found but haven't specificially tested for it

  • None found and have specifically tested for it

  • Type I. A comb-like pattern of short, alternating very light and very dark lines surrounding smaller and often intense highlight areas, some "combing" seen also at the boundary between bright and darker backgrounds. Often needs 200% magnification to show up clearly. Different post-processing can reduce to a large extent the visibility of combing.

  • Type II. Alternating light and dark lines occurring in shadows, where they may extend across the entire area, but highlights are clean and show no trace of this. Contrast difference between lines less than in (I). Seen with studio portraits, against-the-sun shots, and suchlike setups, in which there are significant areas of highlights. May be seen already at 100%.

  • Type III. Striping across the entire image frame in a very regular pattern, often clearly visible below 100% magnification and starting to show up at 33%. Less contrast between stripes than in either (I) or (II). Can occur with night exposures, severely underexposed images, or more unpredictably for quite normal scenes although these tend to have some contrast in them.

2) Your serial number leaving off the last three digits

Some rules please:
  1. Please reply directly to this post, it will make it easier for me to find new entries

  2. Please be honest. This poll will be based on truthful claims. If you have found banding, report it. If you haven't found it then report that but be specific as to wether you have tested or not

  3. No discussions about banding. Just provide the two answers

  4. It is not necessary to post examples. We will just take your word for it that you have banding.

  5. If you are normally a lurker, please participate. We need as many entries as possible to make this work

  6. If you had a camera that had it and was repaired, please report the type of banding before you had it repaired.

  7. And finally, if you had a camera that had it and was replaced (not repaired), go ahead and report on both cameras. This might tell us if newer cameras have resolved the problem



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