Why am I getting color bands at high ISO's?

by STAIN   Last Updated May 16, 2018 14:18 PM

I have an old Nikon D80 with me. When I shoot with higher ISO, like 800, vertical color bands are produced in the image.

Why does it happen and is there any way to eliminate it?

example

on Google photos

Image taken at f/29, 1/160, 44.00mm



Answers 1


Based on what I've read, CCD's are prone to producing excess noise with high ISO and long exposure. The effect you are observing may be blooming or smearing of the CCD. According to Wikipedia:

When a CCD exposure is long enough, eventually the electrons that collect in the "bins" in the brightest part of the image will overflow the bin, resulting in blooming. The structure of the CCD allows the electrons to flow more easily in one direction than another, resulting in vertical streaking.

You can see examples of blooming and smearing on Google Images. Most appear fairly obvious and extreme, but some are similar to what is seen in your sample image.

Avoid the problem by avoiding high ISOs and long exposures.

xiota
xiota
June 29, 2018 10:44 AM

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