D7100 Banding Issue...

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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In reply to trac63, Apr 18, 2014

trac63 wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

No, the shot was taken -1.3EV to keep from blowing highlights on the right. +1.3 EC applied in post then 30% shadow recovery. A pretty common practice when exposing using the histogram and paying particular attention to blown highlights. Very common in normal day to day shooting, at least in my case.

Here is the untouched...not your normal 5 stop to show banding pull but more a normal (relative) correction one might do when trying to avoid blowing highlights moderately.

A quick look at the look at the EXIF information:

History Parameters : converted from image/x-nikon-nef to image/dng, saved to new location, converted from image/dng to image/jpeg, saved to new location

True, that is normal (I think) as I moved it from Mic's blog.

This particular version of the image has been converted at least twice, and you can clearly see that he was working on a TIFF image from the RAWTherapee screen shot.

Sure, But Mic Ty (aka creadvty on this forum) is a pretty upstanding guy and I don't see any indication the image here has been taken other than exactly as he said. From my own experience, a 12-bit D7100 will show the issue when pushed as little as 1-2 EV near ISO 100.

I would be curious to see the original OOC JPEG (and RAW file for that matter).

It's from a 12-bit RAW. No OOC Jpeg out there, that I know of. PM Mic and he might be able to pass you the NEF. Very nice person.

Personally, I think it's extremely optimistic to shoot directly into window light like this and expect a good photograph to come out of it.

I do it all the time and really have no issue at all. In this case, after NR, the final image came out really nice with no banding at all.

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