D700 help needed. High ISO concern.

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Brad Morris Veteran Member • Posts: 4,495
Re: D700 help needed. High ISO concern.

aldridgec wrote:

Back in the fall I noticed some wide bands of noise in dark areas, or any high iso image that I tweaked in LR. The noise bands are consistent across differently composed images, so it's not anything in the image that is causing it.

I'm revisiting the topic bc I picked up a new D7000 and the high ISO noise pattern is much more acceptable.

A flickr group member seemed to think it had something to do with the way the D700 processes images. If this is the case, I should see it in other D700's. I stopped by my local camera shop to try a D700, which suggested I check the RAW converter bit depth or buy a new camera. I get the same results in bridge, viewNX or LR, so I don't think it's the conversion.

Can someone take a long, high ISO (6400) black exposure RAW file and send it to me somehow? With just the body cap on should be suitable. I would like to compare the noise patterns.


My D700 will exhibit banding if you underexpose an image by 4 or 5 stops and try to recover it in photoshop.

I am sure you will be able to find it if you get a totally black exposure and try to lift the expoure as well

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