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05-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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color issue with K5IIs

A lot of my pictures are coming out blue and I have to color correct in post. I typically shoot in AWB. Any advice or suggestions?

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The Pentax K-5II/IIs manual talks about color issues with the IIs. You might want to double check what it has to say.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChuckB28 Quote
A lot of my pictures are coming out blue and I have to color correct in post. I typically shoot in AWB. Any advice or suggestions?
Check your white balance settings. Most likely cause is you are set for Tungstan light. This will give the blue colour cast to photos.

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Hmmm. I got a K5 manual with the camera.

I'll look at the settings.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChuckB28 Quote
Hmmm. I got a K5 manual with the camera.

I'll look at the settings.
You can download the K-5IIs manual in PDF format - I did and don't even own a IIs.
http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/man-pdf/k-5-2.pdf
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Can't always trust AWB. It might be that the conditions in which you're shooting require a specific WB setting, maybe even manually setting it.
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Manual WB is always best. AWB is good in most situations, but you've probably found the exception.(This can also happen if you're shooting in daylight with a lens that's Thoriated[Some of the old Takumars])

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Yes that definitely could be the case.

Anyway I am shooting in AWB, but under the tungsten setting I set it at +2 red +1 green. I'll see if that helps and I'll dl the s2 manual tomorrow. Thank guys!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
The Pentax K-5II/IIs manual talks about color issues with the IIs. You might want to double check what it has to say.
The K-5II / K-5IIs manual, which I did actually read, (crazy idea I know) It refers to "false colour" and moire specifically to the K-5IIs.

I don't think that is what the OP is describing.


And if the WB was set to "wrongly" tungsten instead of daylight for example or if flash is used with tungsten WB setting then it's a massively noticeable difference. If it was shot jpeg then it might not be able to pulled back to correct.
Anyway the OP says he uses AWB so.....

If its a subtle but necessary correction could it be WB fine tune (page 184) or the AWB behaviour in custom menu (page 81)

Check the custom menu C10, C11 (with flash), C12 (AWB when in tungsten light).
Which colour space sRGB or AdobeRGB?

What about monitor calibration? If shots taken previously or with other cams still now look OK on the monitor then it prob OK.
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@ChuckB28 Could you describe the shooting conditions where you are experiencing the blue tone, and when it is ok? Eg, daylight, cloudy, artifical light (and type), flash/no flash. That would help with responses to your questions.
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Using any UV or protection filters?
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I use a gray card to set white balance these days and I have been MUCH happier with the colors in my pictures. Amazon.com has gray cards for good prices. You won't be sorry.
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Maybe think about purchasing a Colour Checker Passport from those folk at X-Rite, it gets my colours spot on now.
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No filters. Yes I was thinking about a grey card.
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