Recently Kodak announced to add a camera like the
SLR/n that can take Canon lenses. We are one of the first getting our
hands on a SLR/c production sample. Because the SLR/c uses the same
chip and imaging electronics as the SLR/n (read
our review)we actually
know the image detail the SLR/c should be able to deliver. But now
to use the same lens on a Canon 1Ds and the SLR/c.
Selling arguments for the SLR/c compared to the Canon
- Price (<$5000)
- 14 Mega Pixels
- There is no AA filter. This can result in more sharpness
and detail per pixel (unfortunately sometimes at the price of imaging
Some of the ergonomics of the SLR/c is inherited from the 14n. We
need to get used to the bulky body bottom.
Here are some first notes:
- The shutter speed dial is hard to use with the camera in front
of your eyes
- Autofosus not at the same level as the Canon 1Ds but does it's
job (remember the SLR/c is not designed to be an action camera)
We use Adobe ACR 2.2 to work with the SLR/c raw files. Here is why:
- We never liked the Kodak Photo Desk workflow
- Photo Desk shows also stronger purple fringing in some high contrast
Note: We adjusted the exposure 0 point in ACR 2.2 to -0.4 and saved
this value as default
We will also check soon a new version of Bibble (Version 4) with the
First Test Shots
As usual we had our standard Los Gatos walk.
Los Gatos Ristorante
crop 100% magnification
Colors are excellent and detail just
the original raw from here and experience the detail
yourself using ACR 2.2 or just download a version of Kodak Photo
crop at 100% magnification
Good results and not a lot of noise for
ISO 160 in the shadows.
At ISO 160 the SLR/c is good and even
at ISO/320 usable. The noise at ISO 640 is to strong for most applications.