Nikon D100 color muddy

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by 6Speed, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. 6Speed

    6Speed TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've noticed that all the Nikon DSLRs I've compared against my 20D colorwise seem to be muddier, or have more browns and yellows. Of which I have compared the D70, D70S, D1X, and D100. My Canon seems to saturate reds and greens more.

    Anyway, my boss gave me his old D100 to use b/c I had been using my personal equip for work. I am now having to do a lot of color correcting in PS. Are there some adjustments I can make on the D100 to fix this muddiness. I have tried several diff white balance modes and none seem to fix the problem.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Are you shooting in RAW?
     
  3. 6Speed

    6Speed TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    No, the type of shooting I do for work normally does not require raw.
     
  4. Orgnoi1

    Orgnoi1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Have you tried shooting with a custom WB? Other than that (I am not a Nikon user, but my GF is) I think you can adjust color settings within the camera... but I cant remember where... a quick look online for the answer may give you something to go with...
     
  5. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    478
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Go into your menus, go to optimize image, and fiddle around with what's in there. I'd also shoot in sRGB becuase it's the world standard and if you're converting from AdobeRGB, you can be introducing something else.
     
  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If you are not getting the colors that you want...then there is all the more reason to shoot RAW.

    If you are shooting JPEG, then you can easily adjust the in-camera settings as mentioned.
     
  7. 6Speed

    6Speed TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok, I'll give it a try. I sRGB or III sRGB?
     
  8. 6Speed

    6Speed TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    I haven't been shooting RAW b/c our storage is getting low. We're supposed to get a new 1T server/storage for our department, but I don't know when that will be. Normally our work gets cropped down fairly small to be placed in mailers/brochures, and that type of thing anyway.
     
  9. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    478
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I shoot in sRGB IIIa for the saturation.
     
  10. Chicagophotoshop

    Chicagophotoshop TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    is RAW the way to go? or JPEG(large)?
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
nikon d100 adjust color
,

nikon d100 color

,
nikon+d100+color photo
,
why photo colors muddy