New Canon 5d mk3 horizontal banding at iso200 - faulty body?

Started Jul 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
EOSHQ
EOSHQ Junior Member • Posts: 33
Exif data, HTP was on

What I did was fix the banding on two of the OP's photos very easily and post them back here for all to see that the solution was not a big deal. Certainly nothing to be all worked up about and talking about the 5D3 being rubbish. Lots of trolling going on in this forum still, and it really grows tiresome.

I don't need the OP to confirm he was using HTP. He posted a raw file and here are the properties. I have redacted his name and camera serial number.

File Name AP8A3055.CR2
Camera Model Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.2
Shooting Date/Time 7/14/2012 5:23:52 PM
Author   Owner's Name
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/320
Av( Aperture Value ) 1.4
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 400
Auto ISO Speed ON
Lens EF50mm f/1.4 USM
Focal Length 50.0 mm
Image Size 5760x3840
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
AF area select mode Spot AF
Picture Style Standard
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Auto Lighting Optimizer Disable
Highlight Tone Priority Enable
Peripheral illumination correction Enable
Dust Delete Data No
File Size 24259 KB
Live View Shooting OFF
Satellite signal status
Date/Time(UTC)
Latitude
Longitude
Altitude
Geographic coordinate system
Camera Body No.

MayaTlab0 wrote:

I think it would be more helpful if before any bold claims such as "camera X is rubbish" or "I see no banding at all", the OP could confirm that he is using HTP. What I've seen from the raw file posted is strongly reminiscent of what I get when using it.

Banding won't disappear though with HTP off, the "banding threshold" (if that exists) just goes deeper in the shadows.

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