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01-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #1
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K-3 LCD screen adjustments

Many of you photographers out there, especially the ones who have had a K-3 more than a week which I have, have probably wondered if the color settings are spot on or at least near enough good to make a judgment in the field if you nailed the photo or not.
I don't use Spyder or any equipment like that but try to calibrate my screens as well as I can with my eye, using a black and white photo or something. It tends to work pretty well, after a couple of years of photography you tend to spot tints in colors.
I was wondering if anyone, either with professional equipment or by using your inner white balance, contrast and saturation meter, have found a sweet spot for your K-3
I'm jumping over from a K10D and the difference between LCD's is just enormous but I kind of get the feeling that the screen might be somewhat over-saturated, although not as much as the K10D was.

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Hi there.

Funny you should mention that. Yesterday evening my Spyder told me I was due to recalibrate my screen, and I decided to do the same for my new K-3.

I loaded a few pictures on my memory card (with varying colours and brightness) and put them on the computer screen also. I duplicated the results as best I could.

First, I had to lower the brightness of the screen by a fair bit. Then, I increeased contrast a tad, and increased the amber bias. The lastg (green-magenta) I left alone. As best as I can tell, the camera screen now matches my computer screen.

I hope this helps!
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Hi there.

Funny you should mention that. Yesterday evening my Spyder told me I was due to recalibrate my screen, and I decided to do the same for my new K-3.

I loaded a few pictures on my memory card (with varying colours and brightness) and put them on the computer screen also. I duplicated the results as best I could.

First, I had to lower the brightness of the screen by a fair bit. Then, I increeased contrast a tad, and increased the amber bias. The lastg (green-magenta) I left alone. As best as I can tell, the camera screen now matches my computer screen.

I hope this helps!
It sure does! But you wouldn't mind posting "-2 on brightness" and so on? And I'm guessing you mean saturation when you say contrast?
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It sure does! But you wouldn't mind posting "-2 on brightness" and so on? And I'm guessing you mean saturation when you say contrast?
Yes I meant saturation. I don't have the camera with me, but in my case (not necessarily the same for your camera) it was about - one third of the scale for brightness, plus two thirds of the scale for saturation, plus one quarter of the scale for amber.

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Excellent input. The default brightness is way too bright!
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...but in my case (not necessarily the same for your camera)...
Naturally, screens differ but there most likely is some factory standard and since we can only calibrate a few steps on the camera and also you have calibrated it after a calibrated screen, I think that the settings you have might be as close as it can get.
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