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    monochrom banding

    I was out on christmas eve taking pictures of lights and in a couple of shots at iso 5000, I got some type of banding in the images. It seemed to happen more with a few really bright points in an otherwise dark scene. I attached an example.

    In some images, I could treat with a bit of work, others not so much. I am just wondering if this is something others have experienced.

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    Re: monochrom banding

    Super low contrast and underexposed, I would expect a little banding.

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    Re: monochrom banding

    Agree - these are tough shots to get right on exposure. I usually use a tripod, low ISO and long exposure.

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    Re: monochrom banding

    It still is a digital camera and behaves like one. So, you need to expose accordingly.

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    Re: monochrom banding

    i've noticed banding in some shots especially on lowlight (hi-iso) when shot severely underexposed.
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    Re: monochrom banding

    Another consideration is that there's been evidence in the M9 that banding can show up if you shoot a few shots continuously, review an image while the card is still writing, or use certain SD cards. I've never used the MM, so I don't know if this applies to that camera, too.

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    Re: monochrom banding

    Thanks all -- I am not used to using digital at night -- will need to practice more and use a tripod!

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    Re: monochrom banding

    I see your banding. I posted an image on the thread "Fun with your Monochrom". Many have told me it's a form of wavy banding. It is post #671, maybe page 14 to you.

    It was shot at night, ISO 2500. I cannot see the banding of my image on my monitor, but I do see yours. Do you see mine on your monitor?

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    Re: monochrom banding

    Using my laptop now, I see some banding, but also an unusual pattern like a screen (lots of soft squares).
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    Re: monochrom banding

    I would rather call it streaking but on looking at the image I think with the combo of 5000iso and over opened shadows this is quite normal. You might need to find the optimal iso for this kind of work and do the rest in LR.
    I think the image should have been more in the direction(not exactly) as the modded attachment.
    Last edited by ced; 8th April 2013 at 02:52.

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    Re: monochrom banding

    Thanks -- Agree with the adjustments, and this is much closer to how I treated it as a real image. I just made everything brighter in the shadows in the first attachment to make the banding/streaking more obvious.

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