Colorchecker Passport with D810

Started Jul 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
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MichaelK81 Regular Member • Posts: 203
Colorchecker Passport with D810

Hi Guys,

Quick question:  It's my first time using the Colorchecker Passport, after reading the rave reviews - however, my first experience with it is anything but.  It seems to over-saturate all primaries, and worse yet - shift purples toward reds, and completely blow them out.

We had an all-day catalogue production yesterday (children's clothing), so before I have all the images retouched, I need to make sure the color is spot-on.

Here's a quick comparison of the original RAW vs. Colorchecker Passport image:

Now the reason I say the reds are really off is because I'm actually holding this jacket in front of me (window light, daytime), and it is NOT bright red. It's definitely more muted and looks like the version in Original RAW.

It's also worth noting my monitor is calibrated too (Colormunki).

These were all shot with the D810 and Profoto D1s with no ambient light interference.  I'm guessing since D810 RAWs aren't fully supported in Lightroom, and had to be converted through a beta version of Adobe DNG converter, the issues lies somewhere in there?

I would appreciate any help here, or else I'm just going to return this whole Colorchecker back to B&H, seeing how it seems to be doing anything BUT accurate color.

For anyone interested, here's the Colorchecker image I shot, available as DNG for download too:


Thanks a million!

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