Bo -- I just started seeing lobstering on some of my Images, again. I hadn't seen this in a couple of years. Please post anything you find out. I have not had the time to investigate yet.
In my case it happens _only_ on my NEC wide-gamut PA271W monitor. Can you rule out a monitor profile issue (which may be Aperture-specific)?
Hello Kirby. Thank you for chiming in.
In my case, the monitor issue is reversed. In other words, on my iMac monitor everything looks great. But other monitors seem to exagerate the issue. To be sure, I recalibrated my monitor with a SpyderExress and it seems that everything is hunky dory there. Just minor tweaks.
What camera are you seeing this with?
For me it has always happened only with JPGs. Camera is immaterial. I went through extensive trouble-shooting with an NEC technician; ended up replacing computer-to-monitor cable and changing a system-wide color setting. I'll be looking at this soon.
I _don't_ see this with Sony RAW files (a77, a900, a850). I _don't_ see this on my MBP's Retina screen. I see it on my NEC wide-gamut monitor. I have another NEC monitor, but haven't had a chance to test that yet.
For me it recurred when I started using a not-mainstream editing program. My _guess_ (no more, and why I'm not naming the program) is that this is relying on / activating an out-of-date-but-still-present part of the OS's color system.
You symptoms are (seemingly) identical. Keep in mind that the causes could be completely different. Scan the forum for posts about issues with the D600.
Yes. I am still really puzzled by this one. Again, I do not rule out operator error at some level but, since we are strictly dealing with unmolested raw data, it seems to point to something else.
Interesting concept of the "this is relying on / activating an out-of-date-but-still-present part of the OS's color system." That is worth followin up on.
But again, in my case at least, it seems that these "lobster colors" are fairly tame and unremarkable on the untouched raw image but as soon as I slide the saturation control to 1.1 or 1.2, some specific areas of redish purple goes exponentially high.
At this point I've had to go and manually "Brush Enhance away" for the saturation all those Irish looking faces. A real pain but, at least in Aperture (unlike in LR, IIRC) you can do that.
I hear you Kirby. I had to manually fix all my photos because this job was due today. Yikes.
But I really need to dig deeper into it as well. I can't afford to have this happen again. Problem is I have no idea of where it is happening. In the camera (it's a new model so I have no previous experience with that model to compare with)? in the RAW converter? in Aperture? in the OS? Some operator error somewhere?