Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

Announced Feb 12, 2004 •
14 megapixels | 2 screen | Full frame sensor
Cole-Scott
 
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The SLR/n can produce  truly great images if you are willing to take the time w/ it.  Low light...make sure to use the firmware driven ISO/long exposure settings.

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. . . . . only careful considered users will get the best out of this superb camera. This model suffered a lot from the bad publicity surrounding the 14n and it's various problems, but is in a different league altogether, same body but much improved IMHO. Too noisy at high ISOs, far too long start up time, batteries don't last very long if used with built-in flash and a lot of auto-focus chimping. Superb for studio work on a tripod, not ideal for sports or action shots, especially compared ...

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Rodriaan Spruit
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The startup time is about 4 to 5 seconds, which is not very fast but acceptable. The 15 to 20 seconds mentioned in one of the other reviews is simply not true.

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When used in the comfort zone of this camera, enough light, very high quality pictures can be taken with this camera. The possibilities are endless but wel chosen. Noise levels are without much effort acceptable up to iso 400. Iso 800 is possible but requires more post processing effort when shot in color. In black and white not much is needed for nice pictures in 800 and even 1600 iso. The camera has a nice B&W option in the camera. Processing speed is not a problem as long as you stick to ...

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paul_simon
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About the only significant thing I can say about this camera is that it can get extremely nice details with adequate light and slow ISO. If you aren't shooting at high noon, or with two or more balanced flashes running, forget about it. That being said, if you do use it strictly for studio or high light shooting, and use the ISO 160 and lower, a nice nikkor, you can take some amazing shots. And if you shoot it right, and don't rely on your RAW convertor to bump your exposure, you will be ...

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cactusdude
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I recently bought the camera used knowing that I would handle it like a medium format body: often on a tripod, working slowly and methodically. This is not a camera for most purposes. Shoot only in Raw at base ISO, expose carefully using the histogram display and built in densitometer (a GREAT feature), and learn the sensor limitations. You will be rewarded with amazing images with great dynamic range and tonal delicacy. Each image needs some post-processing, but the results are worth it. ...

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StrongArm
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I have used many 135 format Digital SLR cameras. Although Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n is very hard to use, image output has the best quality that I ever used. Problems: It takes very long time to save the image taken from SLR/n.

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jon abbott
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I like this camera a lot for my uses over the last year and a half. It has amazing image quality in RAW mode when used with good lenses at lower ISO- better than any other 35mm digital SLR that I have used, including the Canon 16mp, which is not as sharp for table top shots with strobe (but a better camera for many other purposes). It's got very good software for free, and is supported with ACR. I totally turn off noise reduction and sharpening in the Kodak software.That being said, it's ...

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If you've read my reviews at the NIKON site, discussing the NIKON products, you'll appreciate this review of the KODAK DCS 14n Professional. Here it is, this is the camera we professionals have been waiting for. It's full frame 14 megapixel sensor delivers nearly perfect images in both RAW and JPEG formats. with no magnification factor, the wide angle lenses give true and accurate wide angle images with corner to corner sharpness. The color accuracy in all settings is magnificent. File sizes ...

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Enthusiastic macrophotographers beware: I read on Rob Galbraith's website (http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-6452-6696) that the 85mm f/2.8 PC Micro-Nikkor cannot be mounted to the DCS Pro SLR/n, probably because of the bulky front. Quite an annoying construction flaw!

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