D7100 Banding Issue...

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Banding Issue...not expected.
In reply to Mako2011, Apr 17, 2014

Mako2011 wrote:

Entropius wrote:

BillD7000 wrote:


I've shot with the D7100 since the day it was released. I can only provoke banding by lifting shadows by 3 stops... I can shoot with no problems, and get fine results, if properly exposed, all the way up to ISO6400.

The DR, color rendition, lack of noise and very high resolution are fantastic. and that's just talking about the sensor/processor. I'm sure my D7100 isn't unique...

It's certainly not. Here's a random shot at ISO 6400 developed in Lightroom with no luminance NR at all:

This was after sunset, so the light was dull enough that I had to add quite a bit of contrast and saturation. The white balance was also set to around 13,000 K, and as you see the image still came out bluish.

This was also shot at 1/100 handheld in wind, so any loss of detail is probably due to that rather than the ISO 6400.

Maybe I could push the shadows another two stops and see banding. I don't care; this will print up beautifully.

Great blue heron after sunset, Blackwater NWR, Eastern Shore, Maryland USA

An excellent shot but certainly not one were one would expect the banding issue to show up. Wrong parameters for the issue.

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Nice shot, but that's why I continually point back to my Astrophotos, that are pushed WELLLLL..... beyond 5 stops, from the depths of a black hole itself, using ISO 1600 to 3200 and using 2-3 MINUTE exposures ! Where's the banding ?

Here they are again, huge crops, since they were taken with just the Nikon 70-300 and not a telescope. There's plenty of random noise, but where's the banding ??

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