AWB strangeness from Olympus primes on a GX1

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by striatic, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. striatic

    striatic New to Mu-43

    Dec 20, 2013
    So, I was in my local camera shop the other day, taking comparison shots with the Panasonic 14-45mm at 45mm at f5.6, the Panasonic 45-200mm at 45mm at f4.0 and the Olympus 45mm at f1.8.

    Shooting in AWB, the Panasonic lenses both color balanced bluish, and the Olympus color corrected orangish. However, using any manual WB mode instead of AWB, the Olympus and Panasonic lenses corrected nearly identically.

    I got an Olympus 12mm f2 out of the case and it had the same issue. Same as the Panasonic lenses in manual WB modes, but very much warmer in AWB mode.

    So, does anyone know anything more about this issue with the GX1 AWB with Olympus lenses? Do other Panasonic cameras display this discrepancy? Would a lens firmware update address this?