B-b-b-b-banding!!!

Started Mar 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
fotolopithecus
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Re: D7100 vs D5100 5EV push samples
In reply to Horshack, Mar 27, 2013

Horshack wrote:

Jared Huntr wrote:

IMO, it's the opposite in terms of correctability.

If banding results in streaking like an inkjet printer running out of ink, how do you easily fix? For color shifts, I can simply shift hues and saturation around until I get the desired color balance.

Nik's Dfine 2.0 handles banding well. Shifting hues around to get exact balance is a bit rough.

Here are my D7100 vs D5100 5EV push samples. These are without any shadow tint adjustment; I've found that a +1 shadow tint (toward magenta) improves the D7100 pushed images but they're still way off. I tried creating an x-rite profile from the color chart but it fails, probably because the colors are too far off.

D5100 vs D7100 5EV Push Crop #1

D5100 vs D7100 5EV Push Crop #2

D5100 12MP Base ISO Full Image (no EV push)

D5100 12MP Base ISO Full Image (5EV Push)

D7100 12MP Base ISO Full Image (no EV push)

D7100 12MP Base ISO Full Image (5EV Push)

Well this can't be good, and it's exactly why I've been waiting for serious testers like yourself to test the camera. What's the practical implication of all this in your opinion. Is nikon likely to be able to fix this with firmware or anything? On the plus side the grain looks a little smaller than on the D5100.

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