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What's causing these colour shifts?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by RetroBoy, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Took the E-PL1 for a walk to test my new VF2 and noticed I was getting inconsistent colour rendering between some similar subsequent shots.

    The series below were taken in order and not much changes between the first and second shot in each case, but in each pair the first one looks almost overly vivid, while the second one looks more natural to muted.
    OOC jpegs resized to 1024.

    The exif is intact. Settings were as follows:
    m14-42 lens
    Aperture priority
    WB set to cloudy
    ienhance set to low
    Gradation auto
    esp metering

    The first 2 I changed the aperture
    The second 2 the focal length is different
    The last 2 the only difference is the shutter speed

    Apart from slightly different compostion, there's not much difference in the frames yet the camera has given me 2 different versions of rendering each time...

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  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    With WB set I'm very surprised at these differences!
    I sympathise but have no clue what's going on.
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I'd suspect i-enhance - the camera may be interpreting each scene somewhat randomly. I prefer not to let the camera make such decisions and shoot in RAW. Try some shots with i-enhance Off.
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  4. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    I'd certainly try turning i-enhance off.

    You haven't by chance triggered bracketing?
  5. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Yes I can only think of ienhance being the culprit too.

    It's a pity because I thought it was the best picture mode (when set to low effect in the picture mode menu).
    I've been getting great ooc jpegs since switching to low i-enhance, but I can see now that the final output is open to it's interpretation and how it feels a certain scene should look!

    Strange though that I haven't noticed these discrepencies before using ienhance.
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