D7100 Banding Issue...

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: The typical apologists are out in force again
In reply to Shunda77, Apr 16, 2014

Shunda77 wrote:

This issue is constantly downplayed, but yet it is constantly annoying new users of the D7100/5200.

Criticizing the photographers exposure 'competency' is particularly offensive, the issue appears in shots that are not pushed as hard as some suggest, and for certain types of photography it is a constant headache requiring extra post processing which always has a deleterious effect on image quality to some extent.

It is a reduction in performance over previous models, it is as simple as that, downplaying the issue just doesn't cut it.

I will not touch either of these cameras because of this issue, better to go for the D5300, or wait for the unreleased D7200. Sticking with the older models is also an option.

The suggestion that "canon sensors do it" as some sort of defense is just utterly absurd, canon sensors are so far behind the game that they are hardly the place to be placing image quality benchmarks.

Nikon know they screwed up, so why don't we just accept the problem exists and be honest about it instead of the usual fan boi nonsense.

To the OP, sorry mate, but this issue can't be fixed on your D7100, you will either have to live with it or work on the post processing techniques that others can advise you on. It is not your fault and ultimately you have to decide whether the issue frustrates you enough to take other measures with your equipment.

Not only is the banding horizontal, it comes in spirals and other weird shapes ! I can't say for sure if it's the D7100 or lens aberrations in the 70-300 VR zoom but Nikon should be ashamed !

This is what I consistently end up when I try to push my exposures !

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