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Too much saturation

cfilipiak

Barrigada, US
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cfilipiak Registered since 17th Jan 2006
Sun 15-Feb-09 11:22 PM

Real trouble keeping photos consistent on the D700. Most photos are over saturated. I have pulled the saturation back in CS3 by -20 to make them look real. Another problem is that I can shoot an event and some photos are real dark while others will be totally blown out. No setting changes (most times I won't even move) and normally all these problems are happening all the time (one dark, one blown out and both over saturated). Any suggestions on this?

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LMMiller9

Potomac, US
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#1. "RE: Too much saturation" | In response to Reply # 0

LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Sun 15-Feb-09 11:06 PM

Is the photo you posted intended to illustrate over saturation?

It doesn't look over saturated to me. I certainly do not have this problem. However, compared to the D200 and D300 on which I boosted saturation in the in-camera settings to get photos I thought were pleasing; I find that leaving the saturation settings at their default or neutral settings produces very natural looking color.

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rhyder

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#2. "RE: Too much saturation" | In response to Reply # 0

rhyder Basic Member
Sun 15-Feb-09 11:21 PM

This image doesn't look saturated on my monitor. Have you checked your monitor recently?

robsb

San Jose, US
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#3. "RE: Too much saturation" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sun 15-Feb-09 11:21 PM

First check to make sure you do not have bracketing engaged. Second check which picture control you are using. Is it VIVID? then if so pick STANDARD or NEUTRAL.

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cfilipiak

Barrigada, US
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#4. "RE: Too much saturation" | In response to Reply # 3

cfilipiak Registered since 17th Jan 2006
Sun 15-Feb-09 11:28 PM

This photo was probably not the most saturated one i have. I am shooting in STANDARD mode right now. bracketing is off as well. It seems to change from one minute to the next. Shoot two or three and they are dark, shoot the next two or three and they are blown out... is there a way to lower the saturation a little just to see if it would help?

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LMMiller9

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#5. "RE: Too much saturation" | In response to Reply # 4

LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Mon 16-Feb-09 02:37 AM

When you go into "shooting menu" then go to "set picture control" and then to "Standard" and then within standard you can adjust saturation -/+.

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cfilipiak

Barrigada, US
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#6. "RE: Too much saturation" | In response to Reply # 5

cfilipiak Registered since 17th Jan 2006
Mon 16-Feb-09 02:39 AM

Got it. I think that really helps. Now to figure out why we get both dark and blown out photos in the same setting. any ideas.

greyface

Acushnet, US
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#7. "RE: Too much saturation" | In response to Reply # 6

greyface Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2008
Mon 16-Feb-09 02:59 AM

Do you have the same problem with different lenses? If so check the lens contacts on the camera, might need cleaning. Possibly a meter setting? Just guessing. Hope you can fix the problem.

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robsb

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#8. "RE: Too much saturation" | In response to Reply # 7

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Mon 16-Feb-09 04:46 AM

That is a good suggestion. Your lens diaphram could be sticking also.

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cfilipiak

Barrigada, US
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#9. "RE: Too much saturation" | In response to Reply # 8

cfilipiak Registered since 17th Jan 2006
Mon 16-Feb-09 10:18 AM

I took all these ideas and tried all of them. Went to a middle school basketball game and it looks like we got some real good photos. thank you very much for all your help.

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