D800e Red Oversaturation

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 8,373
Re: D800e Red Oversaturation

Tony Beach wrote:

  As I said, Center-weighted metering was blowing the red channel for this scene, so for that metering mode about half a stop of negative EC would have should have been used.

So... when I say I under expose a bit to avoid blowing the red channel when I think it may be an issue, you jump on me as being a total moron. Yet you then advise some negative EC might be needed to avoid blowing the red channel?

This isn't rocket science and given the exposure latitude these sony sensors have and the ability in most cases to exposure bracket, why turn this into building a space shuttle? When I switched to nikon the one "bad" thing I have noted is red flowers etc tend to blow the red channel or at least are over saturated to the point of blowing all the detail out when viewed/printed at the defaultish settings. A slight under exposure usually takes care of most of it with maybe some desaturation in post processing. Possibly the default metering is overexposing a bit?

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