It has been remarked that there aren’t a lot of images sloshing around the ‘net that show PDAF banding which were created in situations not involving camera testing.
Why is that?
Several things would all have to come together:
- A high-DR scene with sufficient lighting intensity to expose at near base ISO. Right off the bat that excludes most photographic images.
- Interest in retaining deep-shadow detail, necessitating shadow lift.
- Little texture in the shadows.
- Desire to print fairly big.
- Critical inspection of the shadow areas, such as you’d do before sending a print to an exhibition or to a customer.
- Membership in an Internet forum and interest in posting there.
- Cluelessness about the Z7 PDAF banding issue. When faced with the above situations, I don’t use a Zx, although I have three of them. I use the GFX 50S or 50R. There are plenty of things that the Zx cameras do well; why take it outside of its comfortable usage envelope?
With all the publicity about PDAF banding, what are the odds that 6 and 7 coexist? And, if they do, what are the odds that all the other conditions are met?