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Color Differences, 5D3 vs 1D4
« on: April 27, 2013, 03:58:17 PM »
Colleagues: I shoot 5D3 and 1D4. I am a pretty experienced shooter. Recently on a mildly cloudy day I shot several hundred photos with each, under very very similar conditions (photos made from a boat on a lake of other boats on the same lake.) The general hue was mildly greener and muddier in the 1D4 than the 5D3. The image quality had no 'pop', and the images from the 5D3 were clearly superior. I carefully compared the settings (both 'standard'), the ASA, etc. I was able pretty much to correct this in Lightroom, though the white balance really did seem "off" in the 1D4. Does anyone have experience, insight, or further testing instructions they couljld offer me? Thank you for your time.
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Color Differences, 5D3 vs 1D4
« on: April 27, 2013, 03:58:17 PM »

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Re: Color Differences, 5D3 vs 1D4
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 04:42:25 PM »
Same lens on both cameras?

I've noticed that same type of difference between my 24-105 and the 70-200 2.8 on the same camera in that the 24-105 lens is noticeably 'greener' in tint than the 70-200. This difference is noticeable through the viewfinder.

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Re: Color Differences, 5D3 vs 1D4
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 07:38:34 PM »
The answer is YES.  And I agree, it could be the lens.  The 1D4 has pretty good color accuracy, unless you use AWB and then you get the "Canon Red" skin tones.
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Re: Color Differences, 5D3 vs 1D4
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 02:33:07 AM »
You could try using color calibration. I use a color checker passport. I get on ok with it but not everyone has the same results.
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Re: Color Differences, 5D3 vs 1D4
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 02:33:07 AM »