D800e Red Oversaturation

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
michaeladawson Forum Pro • Posts: 11,685
Re: D800e Red Oversaturation

Randy Redford wrote:

I just printed my first image with the D800e -- shot raw and processed through ACR and PS (latest versions) and the reds are all way oversaturated to the point of almost being blown.

Have any of you had this issue?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  I am trying to decide between this and a Fuji x-e1 for an upcoming trip to India.



All I can say is "yes".  In all my years of owning Nikon DSLRs, going back to the D100, I have always had the most difficulty with the red channel.  I am not saying this is a fault of Nikon.  I don't know.  All I do know is that you have to be very conscious of the red channel because that is the one that will tend to blow out first.

Is it any worse than Canon or Sony?  Don't know.  The only thing you can really do is expose for the red channel and handle correction in post.  The good news is that the D800 has a lot of DR and you can bring up the shadows a ton with very small degradation in quality.

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