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04-09-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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Too much red?

I'm guessing here but I have a feeling that the K10D is over-saturating the reds. I heard a long time ago someone say that Canon does this with the greens.
There's probably nothing to do about it but I'm just curious if anyone else has noticed this or if I'm the only one who sees red
On quite a few pictures I have been forced to desaturate the reds a little in the photo's so often now that I'm thinking of making a quick command in PS.

What's your opinion, too much red?

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I used to see that with my K100D, especialy when shooting in "bright" mode and processing with PPL. With K10 the situation is much better though the camera still goes for red sometimes (depends on light and other conditions). But personaly, since using LR2 I don's see any problems lately, and on top I convert most of my shots to B&W = problem solved...


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Well that's one way of solving it.
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with what white balance and also how good is your monitor and calibration to judge with?

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That's also true, I haven't calibrated my monitor, however I think the screen is pretty good. If it was the monitor everything should turn up a bit redder than I'd like to have it but it's mostly my photos.
I used a grey card for the shots so I'm thinking it should be pretty much spot on. I'm not saying it's alot. Just a red saturation of perhaps -5 to -8 usually does it. A quick compensation in the field could work but it's hard to tell with only the camera monitor.
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put a photo in your gallery and ill give my professional opinion if you like
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You can adjust how Lightroom handles your RAW files in the Camera Calibration panel and have your red's slightly desaturated or whatever. I've heard a number of long time photographers say that digital SLRs blow the red channel quite easily
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I don't know how it compares with other brands or models, but it is true. The K10D over-saturates reds.

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This can also depend on the color profile. Adobe RGB tends to push the reds.
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The K100D does that as well - unless you shoot RAW and use the proper (i.e. not Pentax) Silkypix 3, then it's perfect.
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