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[rafe b:] > > The writeup claims that the "fix" is needed only in very > > special circumstances. Let's be generous and call that a half-truth. > > It is a rare occurrence, but I fail to see a correlation with image > > quality (as the writeup suggests.) [dickbo:] > Why do you say that. Have you tried it out? Well, yes, in fact. I'm not questioning whether the fix works. It does. The question is, when is it needed? The Nikon FAQ suggests that banding occurs in images with difficult tonality, where extreme measures are taken (in the scanner driver) to fix the image using curves. This simply doesn't jibe with my experience, or to Lawrence Smith's experince. What I'm saying is that the images that showed banding were remarkably normal. What the images do have in common is large expanses of featureless image area (eg., cloudless blue sky) -- exactly what you'd need to detect subtle banding. What I'm suggesting is that there is a subtle, intermittent problem -- maybe mechnical, maybe electrical, maybe thermally-related. But I'm not at all convinced that the image content is a contributing factor. rafe b. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.