It's bland white sky season again here and so a lot of my images are basically high-key in nature, at least as far as the sky is concerned. As a result I'm shooting and processing a lot of images to B&W, using C1 Pro 7 as the raw converter and Photoshop/Silver Efex Pro 2 for the B&W treatment. This has the capacity to stretch delicate tonality to a high degree and as a side effect it also really emphasizes any subtle sensor mosaic centerfold differences. (Thank goodness for PS's content aware fill / correction!!) It's always been there in colour but very very rarely visible unless a file was pushed & pulled.
I was wondering if other folks had noticed their backs becoming more susceptible to centerfold calibration over time? My IQ160 is now some 15 months old and I'm beginning to notice the calibration differences more, exacerbated no doubt by me doing a lot more B&W conversions these days.
Have you had to get your back recalibrated? Any feedback on turnaround times if so?
I've submitted a case with Phase One and contacted my dealer already although it's holiday season so I don't really expect to hear much until next week. However, I was curious to know what experiences others might have had with this.