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Canon 400D Colour Problem

 
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Sep 11, 2009 06:53 |  #1

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice/guidance.
I've got a Canon 400D but recently the colour seems....off? I can't really explain it.

Maybe it's my computer screen? It just seems to me like the colours aren't how they should be. Any input is appreciated =)




  
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Sep 11, 2009 07:49 |  #2

So I guess no one can help...




  
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Sep 11, 2009 07:50 |  #3

What does "off" and "how they should be" mean to you? It is very hard to comment without knowing what they were exactly, and what you want them to be.

With digital photography, you can have any colors you want if you know what you are doing, so I don't think it is appropriate to blame the 400D if they are "off" to you. You have to fix it, either in camera, or in post.

Fist guess, and just a guess, start to control white balance. The EXIF info says your camera was in Auto WB, and this looks like shade. Try using the Shade setting for WB and see if you like that. But the solution is for you to learn to manage your colors the way you want.




  
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Sep 11, 2009 08:00 as a reply to  @ rral22's post |  #4

WB is off for sure, but that is not the cameras fault. That is user error by not setting the correct WB for the given situation.


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Sep 11, 2009 08:00 |  #5

Devilush wrote in post #8624223 (external link)
So I guess no one can help...

Looks ok to me, a tad underexposed...If you shot in raw (which you should, especially if you don't have white balance completely under control) you can easily tweak the white balance in DPP or ACR.

Also, you should give all the good folks here who volunteer their time more than an hour to help. This isn't a "chat room" where you get replies immediately (unless you start a post with "L lenses are overpriced" :lol: )

If you don't get an answer back in ~24 hours, then by all means bump it!




  
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Sep 11, 2009 08:04 |  #6

Sorry for not being patient, just wondered if anyone had anything helpful seeing as they were viewing. That's just one picture that looks funny. I didn't realise that shooting on the auto setting still needed me to do something to the settings. Oh well. Thanks for replying, appreciate it. Sorry again about the patience.




  
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Sep 11, 2009 13:22 as a reply to  @ Devilush's post |  #7

Shooting in Auto doesn't require you to make any settings, but shooting in Auto means you will have to put up with the choices the camera makes. You have just proved to yourself that you don't always like those choices.

The solution is to take control yourself. That means getting off the Auto setting and managing things like WB, saturation, sharpness, contrast, exposure, and all the other factors that can make your pictures really good the way you like to see them, not how the engineers thought you might.

That control is the whole point of a DSLR.




  
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Sep 11, 2009 13:28 |  #8

rral22 wrote in post #8625917 (external link)
Shooting in Auto doesn't require you to make any settings, but shooting in Auto means you will have to put up with the choices the camera makes. You have just proved to yourself that you don't always like those choices.
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Your first sentence should be "Shooting in Auto doesn't ALLOW you to make any settings"

Reasons why you should NOT shoot in AUTO (if you care how the picture will turn out)

-Can't select the focus point
-Can't select the ISO
-Can't select the white balance
-Can't select EC
-Can't select the f-stop
-Can't select the ISO
-Can't decide whether or not to use the flash
-Can't shoot raw
-Can't select the AF mode
-Can't select the metering mode

Did I miss anything?




  
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Sep 11, 2009 16:19 as a reply to  @ egordon99's post |  #9

Have you ever profiled your monitor? That is what I expect the problem is. Cheap products to start with are Huey or Spyder 2 Express.

I also agree with the poster above me about AUTO. I've never touched that mode, it's ridiculously limiting! I need all of those controls, especially RAW.




  
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Sep 12, 2009 01:35 as a reply to  @ blinded's post |  #10

It might be a good idea to post a few examples with EXIF intact..


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