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TheThinkingMom

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TheThinkingMom Registered since 08th Jun 2012
Fri 08-Jun-12 02:58 PM

I just received my Nikon D5100 yesterday & after shooting a couple hundred photos I noticed quite a few have a pink cast to them. I switched the white balance to incandescent which helped some of the time, but in others made it worse. I've been using the Nikon D3000, so this was to be an upgrade, but so far I think the photos on my D3000 have better color. Any ideas? Do you think this is a problem with the D5100 or I just got a bad one? Debating if I want to keep it or just return it & go back to my D3000.

blw

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#1. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Fri 08-Jun-12 06:11 PM

First, how are you viewing these? On the LCD on the camera, or on a computer? If on the computer, is the display calibrated?

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aolander

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#2. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 1

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Fri 08-Jun-12 06:18 PM

There are quite a few settings that could affect the color. The D5100 is quite a bit more camera than the D3000, so I wouldn't be too quick to get rid of it.

Where were the photos taken that were pink and what WB did you have set? What are the Picture Control settings? Can you post a couple of photos? And, as Brian asked, how are you viewing the images?

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TheThinkingMom

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#3. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 2

TheThinkingMom Registered since 08th Jun 2012
Fri 08-Jun-12 07:40 PM

The images look pink both on the camera LCD and my computer (iPhoto), which is not calibrated. The photos were taken indoors in the evening. I went between auto white balance & incandescent, with the problem happening sporadically (maybe in 1/3 of the photos) in either setting.

aolander

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#4. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 0

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Sat 09-Jun-12 12:44 AM

It's probably just a WB issue. Auto WB can mess up sometimes and give you different looking images when they were all taken in similar surroundings. Were there any florescent lights on in the room?

WB is easily changed when editing if your shoot RAW. Not as easily if you shoot JPEG.

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coolmom42

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#5. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 4

coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011
Sat 09-Jun-12 04:12 AM

Were you using a flash?

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TheThinkingMom

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#6. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 5

TheThinkingMom Registered since 08th Jun 2012
Sat 09-Jun-12 12:49 PM

no flash. Was shooting with my 35 mm 1.8

MEMcD

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#7. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 3

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 09-Jun-12 03:21 PM

Hi Katelyn,

Welcome to Nikonians!
We're there any red or pink walls or ceiling in the room that you were shooting in?
Light reflecting off of a colored wall or ceiling can project a color cast.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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pjonesCET

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#8. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 0

pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Sat 09-Jun-12 03:27 PM

Since I don't have a 5100 I have a 3000 instead (bought 2 days before the 3100 hit the market typical of my dumb luck).

But in The WB settings on the the 3000 there are three Florescent settings.
Warm White , Cool White and Daylight. Then the are the settings for Out Doors, Flash night time and so on.

If the Pictures are pinkish set for Cool white or daylight instead. if the have a Blueish cast then set for Warm White or Daylight. Cool white add a little extra Blue, Warm White a little extra Pink. And Daylight mimics sunlight.

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TheThinkingMom

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#9. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 6

TheThinkingMom Registered since 08th Jun 2012
Sat 09-Jun-12 09:45 PM

Also, I feel like the images from my 5100 are less sharp than the 3000. The ISO is considerably better, but seems to lose some sharpness

coolmom42

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#10. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink" | In response to Reply # 9

coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011
Sun 10-Jun-12 03:06 AM

OK I have seen that look on indoor shots with no flash. It seems to be a combination of white balance settings combined with underexposure in low lighting conditions. Your lack of sharpness may be due to longer exposure times.

If you are shooting indoors with only normal room lighting you will need to use a flash, almost 100% of the time.

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