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Those who report D700 banding

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR Forum' started by smodak, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. smodak


    Jun 11, 2007
    Franklin MA US
    Could you re-test after turning off Active D-lighting? Just Curious...
    Please ignore if you have alreasy done so...
  2. smodak


    Jun 11, 2007
    Franklin MA US
  3. I'll see if I can get to it tonight. I don't remember if it was turned on or off last time.
  4. smodak


    Jun 11, 2007
    Franklin MA US
    Sonya, I love your Avatar...the real picture was great too...
  5. Thank you. It'll change again shortly I'm sure. :biggrin:
  6. revoke99


    Jul 26, 2008
    Marina Del Rey
    I'm on my second body and so far no banding what so ever. But I do remember I had active d lighting on but on all of my pictures under and over exposed there was lines even on low or high iso..
  7. smodak


    Jun 11, 2007
    Franklin MA US
    Hey Sonya, did you have a chance to get to it yet?:smile:
  8. jshurak


    Aug 14, 2008
    Did you send the first body back? I wonder if they took care of this with subsequent production batches
  9. PWPhoto


    Jul 21, 2006
    San Diego
    is it only when shooting at a bright light source? I have seen multiple lines in my images but only when shooting at iso 12,800. i would not like to have lines but I am unsure if it is banding or just a characteristic of that iso.

  10. Not yet....I'll try, maybe even now during nap time. It might be dark enough if I close the curtains in here.
  11. I just went to change the active d lighting setting and it was already turned off. I did take another couple of photos, one at 6400, and one at H2.0 and the banding/blooming was generally the same as my other samples I posted before. But significantly worse at H2.0.

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  12. ShadowForce


    Mar 26, 2006
    Dayton, OH

    I'm curious. Would the banding be removed by standard noise reduction software? And if not, would it show up in a print?


  13. The banding/blooming is still present with noiseware, even on the strongest setting. I printed (just now) both of them at 4x6 and could see the line.
  14. DrewC


    Jan 30, 2007
    Denver, CO
    obviously nobody here has tried shooting a d2h at 6400 ISO... haha.
  15. I'm sure it was just as bad with my D80.....still, it's not an issue for what I shoot so even with these bands at mega ISO's it's not a problem for me at all.
  16. ShadowForce


    Mar 26, 2006
    Dayton, OH
    Thanks Sonya!
  17. smodak


    Jun 11, 2007
    Franklin MA US
    Sonya, Now that is a killer Avatar!!! :smile: and thanks for checking on the banding again !!!
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