Purple fringing shocker !

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Stewart McKInlay
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Purple fringing shocker !
8 months ago

Just got back from a holiday and had a look at a few pics.  Wow my D610 with 24-120 F4 can produce an amazing amount of purple fringing in the usual places like around branches and foliage.  Anybody else suffering with this combo?

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shmn
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Re: Purple fringing shocker !
In reply to Stewart McKInlay, 8 months ago

Are you shooting RAW or JPG?  The processor should remove most lateral chromatic aberrations automatically for JPG.  For RAW, fix it in the converter.

If you want less CA...use a better (more expensive) lens that has less CA to begin with.  But most lenses will have some...esp in any high contrast area.

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Steve Bingham
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In reply to Stewart McKInlay, 8 months ago

If you shoot raw and use something like Lightroom 5 or ACR 8.3 you can make these go completely away.

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Re: Purple fringing shocker !
In reply to Steve Bingham, 8 months ago

Why not show an example, as this will enable more detail to view. You may be expecting something a bit OTT. Vic

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Re: Purple fringing shocker !
In reply to shmn, 8 months ago

If you want less CA...use a better (more expensive) lens that has less CA to begin with. But most lenses will have some...esp in any high contrast area.

The 24-120/4 is already very expensive. At over $1200 new, it's about the same price as the Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC.

But if you really want to see purple fringing, I suggest trying the pre-G Nikon 50mm f/1.4 (either D or non-D version). Shoot it wide open outdoors, and there'll be more purple haze than you ever thought possible. There's so much of it that it actually affects the color balance of the image.

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RichRMA
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In reply to chlamchowder, 8 months ago

The defocussed blue and red light can be a problem when it comes to contrast as well, since even though (mostly) we see it on the edges of things, it's actually suffused across the entire image.

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