Something I have noticed...

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by sabeking, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. sabeking

    sabeking Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 22, 2012
    North Carolina
    Hello all. I've been reading here a lot; however, never posted, until now. Something I have noticed, including my own personal experience is (BTW, I have an EPL1 with kit lens) that whenever I see pictures posted (not all the time) using the kit lens that the pictures look awfully (too much) colorful.

    I have the same experience in moderate light. I have tried different F-settings, etc... but that doesn't change the result. When I see pictures posted using a different lens, the colors are just beautiful (inside, outside, good or bad lighting). Are there other settings on the EPL1 that I should change to help. BTW, I am still somewhat of a novice.

    Thanks for any and all help...

  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Are you shooting JPG? If so, which picture mode are you in? If you're in iEnhance or Vivid, that will oversaturate your images so you should switch it to Natural. Also make sure that Graduation is set to Normal and not Auto, as Auto will enable "Shadow Adjustment Technology" which will mess up your images.

    Maybe post an example of some of the photos that aren't coming out right?
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  3. sabeking

    sabeking Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 22, 2012
    North Carolina

    Thanks for the help. I had both settings as you described. They have been changed to your recommendation. A quick photo and, wow, that corrected it for me. Now on to taking pictures. Oh, forgot to say... the amount information sharing here is the best I have seen with any forum, for any subject, I've been part of...

    BTW, any other recommendations for setting changes?

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  4. Empireme

    Empireme Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 25, 2011
    LA, CA
    I've always admired Ned for always helping out a member... Ned for moderator!
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  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned! Ned!
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  6. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
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  7. billy_pilgrim

    billy_pilgrim Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    As an alternative you could use iEnhance, but go into the picture mode menu (under menu #1)h and change the "effect" to "low". This will change this setting to use nice and vivid but realistic colors.
  8. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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    Change settings one at a time to see what they do and what you like.


    Oh yeah, Ned's the man!
  9. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 23, 2009
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    Ned already has my vote for Prime Mini-ster. :biggrin:
  10. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    lol, I do love my Minis! Not just the skirts, either. ;)
  11. KVG

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    May 10, 2011
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    I like porn :)

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  12. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
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    those poor donkeys... kvg... how could you!
  13. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia

    COuldn't agree more vote for Ned
  14. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Aw, thanks. You guys embarrass me. :redface:
  15. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular


    This is how I had my E-PL1 set up and the output is very nice.
  16. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    The mini-skirt, like good writing is long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to be interesting.
  17. Sawfish

    Sawfish Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 11, 2011
    I totally agree. I always read and enjoy Neds posts. But moderating a forum is a lot of work, and I think his time is more valuable contributing as he does now, than beginning to spend some of his time as a moderator.

    P. Nielsen
  18. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 9, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    a "dear Ned" thread instead... :wink:
  19. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Gosh Ned from somewhere in the Canadian Oil Sands are you enjoying fame .... I don't know what the pay is but the popularity is worth a go for it!! I vote for you as you are an inspiration to many!
  20. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Ha, I spent enough years on the radio to know about fame over fortune, lol. xD
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