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EOS M50 - Sensor or CR3 Data issue? Vertical Banding & Color Loss

AiDon
Contributor

Hi,

 

I have attached a couple of images that show a distinct problem with RAW images from the EOS M50, unfortunatly it is 3 years old so there will be very little will to look at these and I belive expensive to correct.

 

The first issue is the inability to recover shadow detail from an image shot at -2EV either in DPP or in other RAW processors and the vertical banding can be seen distinctly.. The general consensus amongst the commercial RAW image processors is that there is simply not enough data available in the RAW image to recover the detaill. Note that the attached screenshot showing the banding is from DPP.

 

Banding in Shadows.jpg

 

This second image shows skintone missing in the areas noted. It is also missing from the RH side of the actual image and shows up as a grey blotch on the skin. Again it cannot be recovered because there is no color detail.

 

Skin Tone Inconsistent.jpg

 

These are just examples of some problems with the images coming out of the EOS M50 and seems to be mainly associated with backlit images. Note I also have other camera brands that don't exhibit the same symptons in similar situations, and Canon mirrorless or DSLR writing CR2 images don't have the same issues.

 

Note it is easily repeatable. Is there any way that I can correct this issue as it doesn't seem limited to the M50 as I have also seen similar issues with the EOS R & RP reported here and on other forums.

 

Is there any way the engineers can explain this issue? I am also willing to send the images so they can examine.

 

Regards, Don

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Peter
Authority

I am watching your pictures from my phone, but take a look if you think it is this https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/EOS/Eos-R-Strange-vertical-banding-help/m-p/316635

 

Send me some raw files (Google drive or Dropbox) if you want me to take a look at them and perhaps even try to correct them if the banding is dynamic row noise.


@Peter wrote:

I am watching your pictures from my phone, but take a look if you think it is this https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/EOS/Eos-R-Strange-vertical-banding-help/m-p/316635

 

Send me some raw files (Google drive or Dropbox) if you want me to take a look at them and perhaps even try to correct them if the banding is dynamic row noise.


I think it is similar but the issue here is that there is simply not enough data to recover anything more. And as it is only -2EV it is quite strange, but it is a color that is a single color. The issue is that I need to be able to recover the details but there is no way to do it using DPP, PS, Capture One etc.

 

I really think the issue is a sensor issue.


@AiDon wrote:

@Peter wrote:

I am watching your pictures from my phone, but take a look if you think it is this https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/EOS/Eos-R-Strange-vertical-banding-help/m-p/316635

 

Send me some raw files (Google drive or Dropbox) if you want me to take a look at them and perhaps even try to correct them if the banding is dynamic row noise.


I think it is similar but the issue here is that there is simply not enough data to recover anything more. And as it is only -2EV it is quite strange, but it is a color that is a single color. The issue is that I need to be able to recover the details but there is no way to do it using DPP, PS, Capture One etc.

 

I really think the issue is a sensor issue.


If it is dynamic row noise it may be possible to correct it, but not with PS, DPP or Capture One.

"If it is dynamic row noise it may be possible to correct it, but not with PS, DPP or Capture One."

 

I totally disagree with this about Photoshop anyway, I have no idea about Capture One, never used it, and I don't use DPP4 enough to be an expert on it. But if PS can't do something no photo software can either. Just because you may not know how to make PS correct something or you have an automated software for correction is no indication that PS can't do it.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

But if PS can't do something no photo software can either.


 

Seems like a great topic here https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Software/bd-p/software

Dynamic row noise, demosaicing methods and hot/dead pixel filters could be interesting to compare.


@ebiggs1 wrote:

Just because you may not know how to make PS correct something or you have an automated software for correction is no indication that PS can't do it.


Glad you want to help us out here. Here you have some raw samples to play around with  https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr144_0=canon_eos77d&attr144_1=canon_...

 

 

"Glad you want to help us out here."

 

Beyond a few suggestions, I have no desire nor intention of running a PS tutorial. I suggest you get a good book on PS and read it. Smiley Indifferent

 

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

Sorry to hear that, Ebiggs1. After your comment about PS two days ago I thought you knew something no one else knew about PS and this problem.

 

Below is an animated GIF file from 77D. The raw file is the one in the link from Dpreview. 15 seconds with 8 threads to correct the problem. For the 5D IV from the other thread it took 1 click and 1 second. https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/EOS/5D-MKIV-banding-issues-with-firmware-version-1-2-1/m-p/315974

 

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" I thought you knew something no one else knew about PS and this problem."

 

You totally miss the point. Again!  Just because you don't know how to doing something or have a software that does things automated is no indication that PS can not do it. It just proves you don't know how not that it is impossible. Get the book. Get a good one.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

ebiggs1
Legend

"The general consensus amongst the commercial RAW image processors is that there is simply not enough data available in the RAW image to recover the detaill."

 

I agree with these folks. There is just so much you can do. Everything has its limits. DPP4 is a capable program but I prefer Photoshop.  I think you will have much better luck recovering any possible detail with PS. The skin tone thing, I think you  might be too critical and that is likely just how the camera saw the portrait.

 

The banding issue will be worse in extreme conditions. Don't go crazy with the editing sliders especially clarity.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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