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    Anyone with Achromatic digital back?

    I would love to get hold of some raw files from an Achromatic back if someone have this back.

    I normally shoot mediumformat b/w with film, but I am consider an Achromatic in the future.
    For 4x5 I would still stick with film, but I am not that happy with roll film.
    I find it frusturating to make it flat for scanning, and I would need to take a complete roll before development.
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    Re: Anyone with Achromatic digital back?

    I'll post a raw download later for everyone to play with. I shot the IQ 260 last week in Maine. I kept forgetting the IR filter on some but I did get a few with it. I'll post that one
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    Re: Anyone with Achromatic digital back?

    We have an extensive collection of such raw files. I've also personally used the m9 monochrome, iq 260 achrom, and achrom+ so would be glad to compare/contrast for you.

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    Re: Anyone with Achromatic digital back?

    Here is that raw

    https://www.hightail.com/dl?phi_acti...OW50d0hyZHNUQw

    My processing of it.

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    Re: Anyone with Achromatic digital back?

    PM me where you'd like the raw files dumped. I had the 260 Achromatic back for a while, and the file quality is outstanding, and visibly better compared to my IQ180 bw conversions. Having said this, the lack of LV and the way Phase handled the situation and a complete lack of transparency on the issue left me shaking my head. I ended up returning the back. PM me if you'd like the RAW files

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    Re: Anyone with Achromatic digital back?

    For BW, you can shoot with the IR filter and without, and you get two very different looks. Without the filter, especially portraits had a beautiful rendering, and this quality alone made it very difficult to part wit the back.

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