I have over 28k images on my D2hs. Recently I have been shooting in grassy areas and on the beach. I have changed nothing but I noticed that all my raw images have a yellow cast to them. The grass areas have a yellow tint, which in turn affects the skin tones on the people. I have tried a whibal, correcting in NX, just cannot get rid of it.
Here is my typical shooting menu selection.
WB= AUTO -1 Tone Comp= Less contrast Color mode= II Hue Adjustment=0
Yesterday I tried daylight WB still got yellow cast on the skin and hair. Even the sand looked odd. My monitors are calibrated and I have the correct profiles selected.
This image is of two friends I shot yesterday. D2hs, Daylight WB, fill flash, mode II, NEF.
The bottom image of the bride and groom (the groom is ME) was shot with a D80, sRGB, standard jpeg, daylight WB and fill flash. Look at the differnce in the sand and skin, why is this. I cannot fix the top image to look like the bottom one. Help.
Dear Zeex3, Congratulations on your marriage, and wish you happy years ahead ! I shot some images yesterday with my D2HS and the D200, same subject, within minutes, etc. I would only offer this; 1. Your D80 used sRGB, the D2HS was on Adobe color space. 2. The sensors are different. My images were close in color, but I could see a very slight difference(in the D200 vs D2HS) in colors. I analyzed my settings. Please note that the D200 (not sure about the D80, do not have it) also has a setting for numbers, like 1,2,3, in addition to sRGB or Adobe, depending on shooting types of images.Your D80 may have been set to something very different that your D2HS, you already have a difference in mode, sRGB vs Adobe. I do see the difference in sand color, it may be a different time of day, also - the first images looks to be late afternoon, whilst the second image looks to be middle afternoon, harsh. Debra
Not knowing the time of day on the D2Hs photo I would guess the color balance is off. Does it correct real easy in post? Just needs to be cooler. If I over expose with the D2H it starts to take on some of the tones you see.
I am suspecting it is fooled by the sun, water and sand. I wish my D70 and D2H were closer in color balance and tones but at least shooting raw and using the same color space I can minimize the differences.
>The time of day was almost the same. First one shot >yesterday at about 5:30pm, the second one, three weeks ago >at about 5:10pm.
This time of year that adds up to a rather noticable difference in the sun's position. You had 20 min clock time difference but the three weeks makes a noticable difference in the time of sunset. This puts the second picture quite a bit closer to sunset which will noticably alter the color of the light.
BTW, your NEFs do not in any way have a color cast. The color cast doesn't exist until you convert the RAW/NEF images to conventional bitmaps. The camera set WB values do not affect the actual RAW data. They might, depending on the software you use, affect the conversion to convention bitmap data.
I'm usually quick to try to find "user error" for such things but after carefully examining your image I actually believe your camera may need readjustment at Nikon This is not a simple White Balance (WB) or Color Space issue. The whites (watch face, stripes on US flag) are white. The shadows are black. I had to do a levels with .80 red gamma and 1.35 blue gamma to get "correct" colors. That just isn't right.
A controlled shot, such as with flash, of something like a ColorChecker might be more compelling; but at this point I'm convinced.