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pshnikchch Silver Member Nikonian since 16th May 2007Mon 13-Aug-12 11:51 AM
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"White balance correction using Capture NX 2 with D700 v D800E images"
Tue 14-Aug-12 07:55 AM by pshnikchch

Christchurch, NZ
          

I have routinely used a grey card to correct white balance in Capture NX 2. I do this either in the Camera Settings of the Develop section or, more often, with Levels and Curves in the Adjust section.

This has worked well.

Today for first time I applied the same techniques to D800E images and the result is incorrect, sometimes glaringly so. D700 images are still corrected properly and the system (OS X 10.6.8) is colour calibrated.

Has anyone else experienced this? Or someone willing to check!

Thanks

Peter


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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Tue 14-Aug-12 07:25 PM
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#1. "RE: White balance correction using Capture NX 2 with D700 v D800E images"
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East Frisia, DE
          

Do you use the latest Version of CNX2 ?

The latest Version is 2.3.2

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pshnikchch Silver Member Nikonian since 16th May 2007Tue 14-Aug-12 08:39 PM
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#2. "RE: White balance correction using Capture NX 2 with D700 v D800E images"
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Christchurch, NZ
          

Thanks Gerold.

Yes, using the latest version.

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberWed 15-Aug-12 08:01 AM
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#3. "RE: White balance correction using Capture NX 2 with D700 v D800E images"
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Any chance your D800E camera has other default settings than your D700?

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pshnikchch Silver Member Nikonian since 16th May 2007Mon 20-Aug-12 11:47 AM
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#4. "RE: White balance correction using Capture NX 2 with D700 v D800E images"
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Mon 20-Aug-12 11:48 AM by pshnikchch

Christchurch, NZ
          

Sorry for the delay in replying.

I don't know that there are any significant difference between the "internal" settings of my D700 and D800E.

It seems that the basis of my original post was with garments with very dark shades of colours (some almost appearing black to the eye). Lighter shades don't seem to exhibit the same discrepancy.

It also seems that using the marquee rather than point option in setting the white balance within Camera Setting section of NX2 leads to better results than the other options I mentioned.

Interestingly I have compared the white balance correction of D800E images using NX2 and Capture One Pro 6 and concluded that the latter yields better results through to printed output, compared to the original garments.

Peter

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