Nikon D600, D610 : the enthusiasm gap

Started Feb 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
Richard Murdey
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Nikon D600 : dat green tint?

Ken Rockwell and the rest weren't kidding about the green tint. It's neither academic nor subjective: I can reference the PRE WB off a WhiBal card, then take a photo of the WhiBal card, and open the file on my PC to discover that, yes, the red channel of the "grey" color is down 5-10% and everything really does have a green tint, just like it shows in the rear LCD.

I've taken to using a skylight filter A1 on my lenses again, and have adjusted all the in-camera WB settings to A2 (or use -2 tint in ViewNX) to compensate. This brings the results in line with my older Nikon bodies, and with what I feel is a generally natural, realistic color balance.

It's not a huge deal to manage, but you have to wonder why it ships with the defaults like this...

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Nikon D750 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/25 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 +9 more
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