Few weeks ago when I went to pick up my lens from El Segundo I had a chance to talk to the technician about few things and one of them was green cast on rear LCD. I was told there were two fixes. One fix was free and it would take just a few minutes while waiting. I came at the end of the day on Friday so they did not want to do it. The other fix was something more involved, I would have to leave the camera in and it would cost $30. Something to do with SRGB vs Adobe RGB. Did not go in to specific details. I have no idea what each fix would look like. Next time I am in vicinity I will do it. At least on my camera I see green cast mostly under fluorescent lights and not always so it does not bother me.
Thu 27-Sep-12 06:55 AM | edited Thu 27-Sep-12 08:44 AM by Hawk Eyes
I am the opposite, I rely on the rear LCD to give me a good idea of how the color and exposure is going to look after I get it into Post... weather I shoot raw or jpg. I never shoot by numbers anymore like I did in my film days. I go by what my Eyes see before and after I take the shot.
A great LCD with accurate color rendition is a great tool for getting a idea of how a shot will turn out. Any time I see a good photo in my cameras LCD. It always comes out Really great after Post. Always zoom in and check all areas of the photo when you see a good one on the LCD. just remember there are many ways to shoot photography and there are no rules. I would hate to have a green LCD. Hope you get it fixed soon good luck !
Has anyone here seen it? I have talked to many D800 users and all have said their does not have a color cast. Mine doesn't or if there is is is so minor that I can't detect it. Stan St Petersburg Russia
That's going to change WB for the image too, not just a tint on the display,
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That's right, Gary - I think some people may be confusing two different things here.
Some commentators (like our friend Mr R quoted above) seem to think that the D800 - as well as the D600 and D4 - produces a slight green cast in recorded images using Auto WB. This type of problem, if it exists, could indeed be compensated for by adjusting the default WB towards the magenta end.
Other people think that the rear LCD itself has a green cast - maybe only in some lighting conditions - whilst the images themselves are recorded correctly. In this situation, adjusting the default WB might make the rear LCD look better, but the recorded images will have inaccurate colour rendition when viewed on a calibrated computer monitor.
Before discussing any further, perhaps those contributing to this thread could clarify which issue they are seeing?
Rockwell posted this without saying one word about whether he was talking about the LCD display or the image's white balance setting. I figured that was obvious to anyone who understands the difference, which is why I said right up front FWIW, YMMV.
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Fair enough, Bob! I remember that in his original D800 review (and that of the D4) he was clearly talking about a problem he saw with the colour fidelity of the rear LCD. Maybe he now thinks there are two problems...?
Anyway, this isn't about him - the point is that in discussions here it will avoid confusion if we are all clear whether we are talking about an LCD issue or a WB issue