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

Started Jul 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
ron purdy Senior Member • Posts: 2,493
Re: Wow that's awful, Canon are clueless

I have tried to eliminate the RAW process pipeline (ie a particular application applying 'odd' settings by handing over a raw file for you to view) - at only ISO 400 (not a 'low' btw) with banding in the hair, not dark shadows, means my client has turned down this image for publication. It is essentially unusable, sadly.

This is not just a toy/hobby, but a business tool. At present, it's not performing as a very successful one, despite razor sharp AF, lovely screen and great handling.

As I have said many times before, try DPP - the software which came with the camera. Third party apps are not as good, and produce more banding.

If that doesn't work, I would exchange this for another 5D3 body. If that one is still bad, get a 1Ds3. They are great bodies, super IQ, and no banding.

They do have more noise than more recent cameras, but overall IQ is great. And used they are less than $3000 these days.

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