I am in Tromsø to capture some northern light shots. When I reviewed some of the pictures taken during the day I saw some weird light yellow green patches not at all uniform on the LCD only visible against some white grey sky. ( I haven't had time to load them on the computer yet). I suspect it it the green cast issue I have found threads but nowhere did I see in these posts a description saying if it is just a colour shift or like me some slight yellow-green streaks of quite irregular pattern. Anyone with any idea of what this could be? thank you for help. Jean-luc
The "green tint issue" (or perhaps "non-issue" would be more accurate) relates to the colouration of the whole image viewed on the rear monitor. It's not patches or areas of colour, so it's not what you are seeing.
Do the images still display these patches when viewed on a computer monitor?
Thank you Brian, that is what I suspected but it is good to get the confirmation. The picture is absolutely fine otherwise , but is is quite distracting, so much so that I asked my wife if it was me, but she indeed confirmed what I saw. When I am back in England, I will bring it back to Nikon to have a look. Jean-luc
Do you have the default auto ambient light sensing set for the LCD monitor? I had the "green tint" on some LCD monitor viewed images at important times. I became so concerned at the time I stopped using that D800E and only continued with the D4 then requiring lens changes.
It turns out that it was set to Auto (see page 326) and I may have unknowingly covered the ambient sensor. I now use Manual.
Had you noticed it before in your normal environment? Did it change when acclimated to room temperature? Color and transmission through liquid crystal is temperature sensitive.Nikon specs it down to 0/C and below that, does not guarantee performance levels.
This may be an irrelevant thought, however here goes. An expert will soon tell us if I am wrong. I suspect the signal to the LCD is subject to whatever settings in the menu control the jpeg output. If these included 'vivid' or some such setting would extra colour be developed on the LCD?
We had 2 800Es in Lapland recently. We shot only in RAW and have picture controls affecting jpegs off or minimal, because though irrelevant to our captures, that is the way I set them up. Northern lights were low while we were there but the cameras saw and recorded far more green than our unaided eyes. The guides had said this would be true for almost all digital sensors. "Keep taking pictures and sort out on a computer later." I took little notice of what the LCDs were showing beyond checking the exposure was right. And yes there was more there than I could see in the sky. The lenses were taped at infinity focus before we went out, so no detailed peering was necessary. We stayed well away from the cameras using remote controls so that frosting up at -35 centigrade would be as little as possible. Cameras were faultless! Not so the operators all the time.
I have just checked one of our CF cards from Lapland. Sandisk Extreme Pro 90 MB/s, 32 GB. Camera ISO 1600, 2 sec, f2.8 with a Zeiss 15 mm 2.8. On the LCD I cannot see any excess green. Just the Lights and moonshine on pines and snow. On zooming in granular artifacts appear, that is all. In ACR everything is as expected. In PS 6 I have had no problems with colour where it should not be, but I have had to resist the temptation to turn the Lights up!