D200 using a Tamron Lens.

Started Jul 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 8,428
Two problems, it's not the lens.

What I see are two problems with the pine needle image.

First the WB is off. Even the shadows have a green cast. I do feel WB on the D200 is touchy to get right straight out of the camera. It looks like the WB was set on flash, probably needed a overcast/shadow setting or at least see what auto does.

Second, D200 files out of the camera are going to look softer than from a D3100. They will need some sharpening, especially highly detailed shots like those pine needles.

I hope you don't mind, I downloaded the original, simply did auto color + some mild sharpening and it looks fine to me.

I also would avoid using vivid color setting, I'm not sure if this may have caused the color balance problem. I know Ken Rockwell says to use it, I don't agree. You can always add saturation to the image later, it's harder to remove some and not lose details.

Hope this help, I don't feel there in anything wrong with that lens. It's simply camera settings and some PP to the color balance.

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