coffeeguy415 wrote in post #7668928
Thanks tzalamn. I think I understand the explanation, but the solution in the camera is not given. How can I correct this problem on the camera itself? but not on the software side?
If I set my camera with the corrected white balance, will the red saturation be correct? I have tried that but it did not correct this problem.
Question:Is everyone also having this problem?
Am I setting the WB incorrect? How can I correct red over saturation on the camera?
Yes, everybody who shoots bright red or orange objects has this problem and no, you can't entirely correct it in the camera alone, only with a combination of camera and post-processing.
I think you didn't entirely understand what I wrote above. I didn't say that the WB was wrong. I did mean to explain that the red clipping was the inevitable result of the combination of the correct WB and the "correct" exposure. In order to prevent it in-camera you would have had to reduce exposure to the point where the WB was no longer causing the red channel review histogram to show clipping. However, this would cause other items in the photo to be underexposed and they would have to be brightened in post processing. On the whole, I think that between underexposing in the camera and reducing exposure in the RAW converter, the latter is prefererable.
Of course there are other possible camera + post-processing methods, such as an HDR type blending of multiple exposures, and various other processing solutions, if you have the software and knowledge, such as working in 16 bits and a very wide color space in order to obtain extra headroom for the reds, but I hesitate to recommend the advanced stuff to a beginner.