I really want to know if it is that bad - full-frame sensor and Nikon F-mount. Especially that light fall-off problem at the edges of the field. Are there any actual users of Kodak? What do you think - and can you illustrate it? Is there any reliable review of the camera somewhere on the WEB?
I did a few test images with the 14/n when it came out. The results with a Tamron wide were quite poor. Chromatic aberration was very strong, there were color artifacts in any high contrast high color area (not from the lens, from the demosaicing). Noise reduction was horrible, creating plastic areas even at the lowest settings. My hopes for a good full frame F-mount were dashed.
Over the years, Kodak improved its software and the SLR/n update provided better battery performance and buffer. But the camera really works best with bright studio lighting. It's capable of very high resolution results, but the performance envelope is limited, especially above ISO 200. I followed the camera for a long time but could never rationalize the cost vs. the limitations.
I've had the DCS SLR/n for about a year now and use it regularly with all my Nikon lenses, from 28-70 f2.8 to 300 f2.8, including the 105 f2.8 macro. The only light falloff I've noticed is a slight darkening in the corners when using the 300 f2.8 wide open, which is the same thing I saw on my F4s film camera. Resolution is excellent, and I can blow up images as much as 600% in Photoshop without any noticeable degradation, especially when using the Genuine Fractals plug-in.
Based on a Nikon prosumer camera body, the SLR/n is not as durable (feeling) as the F4s (and probably the D2x), and it is definitely not a speed demon - shooting or warming up. I like being able to think in 35mm equivalent focal lengths, to which I'm accustomed. I don't think I'd like dealing with the 1.5x multiplier that comes with the smaller sensor. HOWEVER, given that Kodak has given up the pro camera ghost, sooner or later I will have to either upgrade to an APS-sized Nikon, or trade it all in and switch to Canon. It is too bad that Nikon won't give us any options. (It is also too bad they decided to encrypt their WB info and make you buy their RAW S/W. They could take some lessons from their competitors... Can you imagine if Adobe tried to sell Adobe Camera Raw separately?) Whew!
The big problem is that when you need quality in pictures as 24x36 and view by the same angle and distance as when using 14mm or 17mm or 20mm in 24x36 body of Nikon digital D200 or others in Nikon canot give you the same results.... I am wondering when Nikon will give as a 24x36 digital sensor as Kodak or Canon....??? Or a digital back in F6??? does anybody know something on this case? Ok I will replace a day my films (if Fuji or Kodak don't produces film any more) by pixels, but I want the same quality and anble of view . DO I ask a lot?