D800e Red Oversaturation

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 8,868
Re: Don't Use the RGB Histogram when shooting

TOF guy wrote:

marike6 wrote:

Have you tried keeping an eye on the RGB Histogram on your D800e when shooting? If you see the red channel is way to the right,

True if shooting JPEGs. Not necessarily true if shooting in RAW.

So much of this type of discussion assumes everyone shoots raw for everything. One of the things I do is photograph artwork for people. Some days I might shoot 50-75 pieces of flat art. I want to be able to shoot jpegs, do some simple edits and move on to the next one. I also need the color to match so I can't just shift the WB to save the red channel from being blown. Lowering overall saturation isn't a solution as the images then end up looking dull.

I can say I never had this red channel problem with my olympus dSLRs. Obviously my D7000 has many positive things going for it but this is an issue I never had to deal with before.

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