RX1 blown reds...

Discussion in 'Sony' started by BruPri, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Does anyone else have this issue where reds are blown? rosey-2.jpg
    I usually have to lower the red saturation and luminance to get anything natural.
    on a related note, color balance always seems off, favoring yellow/green. Coming from an M9, I've had limited success replicating the deep, accurate colors of the Leica. Are there any profiles available that work with LR5?
  2. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Sony sensors -- and many others -- do this. All my Nikon's struggled with this.

    If you are shooting jpg, reduce exposure slightly -- experiment. Also consider dropping from a "vibrant" setting to flatter representations.

    If you are shooting RAW, verify they aren't blown in the raw data and reduce the saturation slightly in post.

    This is not unique or a flaw in your camera -- it's a typical limitation of extremely saturated colors in many digital cameras.
  3. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Thanks John, I am in RAW, I'll probably set up a custom profile, I already have one that reduces the yellow-both saturation and luminance while boosting the green saturation slightly. Perhaps I'll add the reduced S & L in the red channel as well.
  4. xdayv

    xdayv Top Veteran

    Mar 22, 2013
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Same here for Nikon, my experience.
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    my Oly is a JOKE compared to that. I want to smash it sometimes. We can land a man on moon, but we can't get a multi-thousand dollar camera that can capture the color red. It makes me sick. Camera engineers should hang their heads in shame.
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    +1 on Sony sensors and the colour red. So far I have found Canon and Samsung sensors to be better at handling reds.