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11-12-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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K-r orange/yellowish hue

Hi everyone, this is my first post, thank you in advance for replying.

I own a K-r, and have 3 lenses. 18-55, 55-300, and my newest is an FA 50mm F 1.7. The 50mm has been on my camera since I've received it, GREAT results. However, I started noticing a new problem with it.

I like to use Av and do lots of indoor wide open shots. Lately, suddenly, all the photos have a VERY strong orange/yellowish/red hue to all photos taken on Av or P modes (my fav modes). But when I take photos on full auto, regardless of having the same settings, the photos would look as natural as they used to look.

What is going on? I have checked all the settings and made sure that I have no filters or whatever switched on. It is very frustrating that all my photos are not in orange.


11-12-2011, 09:47 AM   #2
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What is you white balance setting?
11-12-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's probably your white balance that got set to a manual setting. Putting the camera back in full auto puts the white balance back to auto, so those come out OK, but when you go back to P or Av it switches back to the manually set value.
11-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! White Balance was on Shade. Camera is back to normal now. This shows how much I don't know about photography. Still an amateur, but learning a lot from the forum.

Thanks again. Solved.

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Definitely sounds like your white balance setting; try resetting your camera's settings.

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Thank you Adam. Will do in my upcoming posts.

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