D7100 Banding Issue...

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Tbolt47 Senior Member • Posts: 1,673
I get banding on my D7100

Glen from Bedford wrote:

I know the D7100 review has been out there for some time now but I don't see any evidence of "banding" in the samples provided by DPReview when increasing the exposure or increasing the brightness in LR. That really puzzles me, because I can create the "banding" issue in almost every one of my D7100 images when increasing the exposure or increasing the brightness. Don't get me wrong, it's not my intention to find fault w/the D7100 but I have a lot of good pics where "banding" is evident w/out pushing the exposure. And like others, it's now really bugging me to the point where I feel the D7100 is a faulty piece of equipment... much like the D600 was. My D7000 produces no such issues when the exposure or brightness is increased. Furthermore, I read where the sample images of the D7100 at The Imaging Resource do not display banding either. So here's the question... did DPReview and the The Imaging Resource get D7100s w/an improved sensor over production models or are many D7100 faulty and need service? And if many of us do have cameras w/bad sensors, perhaps we should push Nikon to fix the problem like they did w/the D600!!

When I was trying to work out how much advantage there is with 14-bit raw over 12-bit I underexposed a scene and pushed it several stops and I get banding, more so with 12-bit.

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