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    P45+users... anybody upgrading from it, and why ?

    From what i've read, the IQ180 seems really good, but i just can't afford it by a wide margin...

    then comes the P45+ whit is long exposure capabilities...

    what are the cons of this back ?

    is anybody here made a trade in from it and why ?

    thanks

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    Re: P45+users... anybody upgrading from it, and why ?

    We all want to know!
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    Re: P45+users... anybody upgrading from it, and why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    From what i've read, the IQ180 seems really good, but i just can't afford it by a wide margin...

    then comes the P45+ whit is long exposure capabilities...

    what are the cons of this back ?

    is anybody here made a trade in from it and why ?

    thanks

    Directly compared to the P45+, the obvious con is the limited long exposure. I can say we have taken in a bunch of P45+ units in trade towards the IQ180. There have been frank discussions with each upgrader about the long exposure limits compared to the P45+. So, the takeaway is that any P45+ upgrader has determined either that:

    *they don't use long exposure past 30-40 seconds frequently enough to value that in the P45+

    *or the advantages of the IQ180 outweigh the long exposure advantage of the P45+

    (both reasons kind of the same thing)


    Cost of upgrade aside, I don't see much else that would merit not upgrading besides the long exposure limit. There's a very long list of advantages against very few disadvantages when comparing the two.


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    Re: P45+users... anybody upgrading from it, and why ?

    I looked at a years worth of images taken with the p45 before upgrading to the p65 and had only a handful that were over the 60 second exposure limitation. It was an easy decision to use my backup camera for those (d3x). The main benefits to me were the sharper sensor, better noise characteristics, sensor+.

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    Re: P45+users... anybody upgrading from it, and why ?

    Please, everyone - upgrade. That way, when Phase release the IQ backs with the next generation of sensors, say in 12 - 18 months (called IQ+ backs perhaps), you'll all upgrade again (oh yes you will) and that way the rest of us can get a shot at buying your used IQ backs.

    That said, I would miss the long exposure capability of my P45+ - so that's probably not an option for me

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    Re: P45+users... anybody upgrading from it, and why ?

    is an image shoot with the IQ180 at is limit "long exposure" (1 min i think) show less or more noise than the same image shoot with a p45+ ?

    same question comparing P65+ vs P45+ ...

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