Z3: serious banding with new firmware

Started Sep 23, 2004 | Discussions thread
OP James Bond 007 Regular Member • Posts: 280
My conclusion

My test was not very scientific, but I think there is a good chance that my speculation is correct.

In my test, banding showed up when shooting metal objects or other objects close to metal surfaces or electric wiring in Super Macro mode. Banding was the most severe when the metal object was shot close to a metal surface.

From this, it seems to me that the camera is very sensitive to electric and/or radio interference. This would explain why people experience different amount of banding: it may depend on jewelry you wear, where you keep your mobile phone, what is your clothes made of, etc. For example, I don't wear jewelry (not even a wrist watch), my mobile is usually in a waistbag and never wear synthetic clothes. It would be interesting to make a poll about how banding experienced is related to these.

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