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07-14-2011, 10:30 AM   #16
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That is exactly what I do JohnBee. Pentax colors are really sweet. But those tweeks really bring out the best in the K-5 I think. I have noticed it is not the same for Canon thou... Pentax is my love for sure. That K-5 has really spoiled me and i pit it against every other camera.

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this is interesting, when I got my K-x I also played with profiles in LR and never liked the look of "embedded" so I left it at adobe standard...rechecked this now with K5...hmm
looks like the embedded really boosts the colours in sort of "warmer" WB, but if I just set the embedded profile leaving other values as before, the reds get overexposed, for example
I never played with K10D raws otoh
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I always liked adobe standard over embedded, especially with reds and violets. IMHO, of course.
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Google what is color target.

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so I guess my monitor is not colour managed then? if I observe colour shift changing the profiles from embedded to adobe standard?
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I don't know what hope anyone has of developing accurate colours. Look at any camera vs standard. None are correct across all colours.

All one can do is look for a colour cast that pleases you. I didn't have the K-5 long enough to have an opinion, but the reds seemed a little pink. Of the Pentaxes I've had, the K100DS was too warm, K-x too cool and K20D just right, out of the box, for me.

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So what is the difference between embedded and adobe standard? does embedded use the same profile used in creating pentax jpeg? i find default colors for red and purple to be a little on the magenta and pink side, respectively. i think the comment on "camera vs standard" has some truth to it, none are all correct. ALso, I think the quality of the lens has some effect before color reaches your sensor as raw data.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wutsurstyle Quote
ALso, I think the quality of the lens has some effect before color reaches your sensor as raw data.
Definitely the lens is a factor, sometimes more of a factor than the body. I have a Kiron with a strong blue colour cast. I find my 18-135mm also punches up blues, although not as much as the Kiron. I never liked the colours from my Tamron 70-300mm, and from looking at photos on the net, some Sigmas seem overly warm.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wutsurstyle Quote
I think the quality of the lens has some effect before color reaches your sensor as raw data.
can confirm this - there is big difference between warmish rendering of my DA 35/2,8 and much cooler A 50/1,7
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Just wondering, when I open my k-x raw files in ACR, I don't see embedded profile. Am I missing anything?
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Hi,
I've prepared a little comparison between LR's camera profiles with a K-5.
click here (click on the images to compare them).

Best regards,
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Here's a comparison I did some time ago, showing K20D raw conversions for Adobe Camera Raw vs Pentax. I have a clear preference for Pentax colour rendition. There was nothing I could do to made Adobe files look like Pentax (Silkypix) files.

https://picasaweb.google.com/bonhommed/RawConversions?authkey=Gv1sRgCLqHn5yU5o7scw#
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QuoteOriginally posted by Couscousdelight Quote
Hi,
I've prepared a little comparison between LR's camera profiles with a K-5.
click here (click on the images to compare them).

Best regards,
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Photos are not showing for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
Photos are not showing for me.

Ho ? The photo roll-over effect is made with Adobe Flash, maybe you don't have Flash on your device ?


Edit : Oh sh**, that stupid internet explorer doesn't show the flash files in my Wordpress blog, it works with all other navigators.
I'll fix that.
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Ok, it's fixed !
Thanks to Kimili embedded flash plugin for wordpress...
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