D7100 Banding Issue...

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: D7100 Banding Issue...
In reply to Glen from Bedford, Apr 15, 2014

Banding is an artifact of (a) expecting too much of shadow detail in 14-bit digital images and (b) expecting to underexpose HDR images by 3-5 stops and expecting to pull up shadow detail that is not really there. Some sensors are better at this kind of extreme image-pulling, but the D7100 is not among them. On the other hand, the D7100 will give you 24 Mpixel detail. In properly exposed real images that you are going to show on real media it is really not a significant problem. Digital photography has in some sense made us very lazy about proper exposure and overconfident about dynamic range.


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