Panasonic G5 Color Settings with Adaptive lenses help

Jason Stamper

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Hi everyone. So I was wondering what color settings people are using with the Panasonic cameras and their adapted lenses, (for reference, I have a G5). Just so we are on the same page, I am referring to the Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Portrait, Scenery, and Custom modes. I have really only used the standard and monochrome modes so far, but does anyone find the others to be better with old glass? What about the adjustments underneath. I just realized that I had the contrast on the standard mode bumped down -2 for some reason :confused:, which would explain why the Zuiko 135 in particular was appearing washed out (the Canon 28 did a bit too).

Anyway, I was thinking that bumping up the contrast and saturation might help some of my old glass, but I don't know what to do about the sharpening and noise reduction.

I would love to know what settings others are using to get the most out of their Panasonics and old glass. Thank you in advance!
 

Box Brownie

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My wife recently bought a G5 to mainly use with our Canon FD lenses and we are still trying to find our way around the mindless complexity........

.....Am I not right in thinking that making RAW files eliminates the colour modes anyway...?
 

Jason Stamper

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My wife recently bought a G5 to mainly use with our Canon FD lenses and we are still trying to find our way around the mindless complexity........

.....Am I not right in thinking that making RAW files eliminates the colour modes anyway...?
Box, You may be right about the RAW. Honestly I mostly shoot JPEG, but I did do a shoot at an old mill a few weeks back with RAW. I will look back and see what the difference is between JPEG and RAW. Thanks for the reply!
 

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The color modes are for JPEG only. G5 JPEGs have excessive noise reduction, I would bring NR all the way down and bump sharpness up.
 
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