Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Why red is always problematic to the camera sensor?


St. Louis, US
181 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
piowoc Registered since 06th Aug 2007
Thu 04-Oct-12 03:07 PM


can anybody explain to me why the modern DSLR cameras always have problems with preserving details of red colored subjects?
I shoot a lot of live shows, with some of the scenes lit entirely with deep red light (monochromatic) and what I noticed is that for the camera (either D4 or D800) it is always more difficult to find precise focus and the amount of details preserved is always lower than in the images lit with some other colorful, but monochromatic lights. I believe blue and green and actually the easiest for the sensor and the camera to work with, but red and orange seem to be the most problematic.

Your replies will be appreciated.