qualification: noob shooting in manual mode, raw+jpeg and using darktable to edit my raw files. Most shots w/14-42 II. I'm not sure if it's user error (likely) or something else. I have noticed that my pics are kinda dull and the colors are not quite right. As an example I took a shot of the iconic bright red phone booths in London but the jpeg shows the red as more of a dirty maroon. In Iceland I took a lot of shots where the grass was almost a neon bright green but the pics have a dull/dirty green instead. I'm trying to figure out if it could be because I shot with a circular polarizer or if it's just the way the E-M5 renders colors because I saw a shot from another photographer on here that had an object that should be bright red and it was also more of a dull red. I know that harsh lighting can cause flat images but a friend was shooting a lot of the same shots as I was with a nikon d300s in aperture mode, no polarizer and using jpegs and his shots are waaay brighter and more vibrant w/o and processing. The reds are red and the greens are green. Could it be that I am under exposing everything? I was using EXP metering and auto exposure. I turned on the histogram but it always seemed that I needed to brighten up the exposure to get the highlights just short of clipping. I'm going to play around with the raw files in darktable and see if I can find a way to make the colors look right. Where/how do I get the level to show in the EVF? I turned it on in every menu screen I could find but it never seemed to appear. I can level the horizons in post but I'd like to know how to see it in the EVF. What is the little ring on the front of the 14-42 that comes off with the slightest twist? Whatever it is I lost mine already but the lens seems to function fine without it. Do I need it? If anyone want to see an example of what I'm talking about feel free to check out my flickr (Iceland and London sets). These are all processed raw files that show the dull grey cast and muted colors that I haven't been able to fix yet. Flickr: elj4176's Photostream Jpegs look pretty similar to my processed raw files.