D7100 Banding Issue...

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Some sample photos

trac63 wrote:

I can definitely get the D7100 to band by choosing 12-but RAW, shooting directly into window light and underexposing by 1-2/3 stops and pulling the shadows with a RAW converter.

I took some photos with the ISO and lighting conditions similar to the example shown above from betterfamilyphotos.com.

Here's the underexposed OOC JPEG.

original jpeg

Here's the 12-bit RAW file with the exposure pulled by 1-1/3 stops, and a shadow recovery of 30 in CaptureOne.

12-bit RAW with image pulled 1-1/3 stops + shadow recovery

Here's a 100% crop of the clock with a small but visible amount of banding:

12-bit RAW 100% crop

Here's a 100% crop of the same photo using 14-bit RAW:

14-bit RAW 100% crop

A good example, but... would you get any banding with a 14-bit NEF if you wanted to preserve the highlight detail outside the window and underexposed a stop or two lower?

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