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Fuji XT-2---Pink snow when shooting in jpg?

Fuji XT-2 white balance pink jpg color distortion snow jpgs exposure

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#1 Talia

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:30 PM

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Hi,

 

Can anyone help me understand why my jpgs of snow come out looking very pink? (Sky too for that matter.) And what I need to do to correct this problem. The pink tint is both visible in-camera and in Lightroom CC.

 

I have been shooting using Auto WB. And based on the histogram, exposure is not a problem.

 

I did not encounter this problem with my Fuji XT-1.

 

Thank you.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:14 PM

What about to calibrate the Auto WB using the menu?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:37 AM

  • 1. Try some daylight shots of white photo paper or better yet a color chart you know the RGB values for.
  • 2.  What are the measured color values of said pink snow?

 

The reason for bringing this up is my experience with 2 monitors one model version apart. The back light on the older one is pink but it is so little that it looks great as a stand alone so it required a controlled experiment to nail the problem.


Edited by asathor, 10 January 2017 - 06:39 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:20 PM

Sample pics please.



#5 Talia

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:38 AM


Thanks to the three of you for your comments.

 

@JRPhoto: How does one calibrate auto WB?

 

@asathor: I am pretty sure it isn't a monitor issue as the pink is present on the camera's LCD as well as the monitor. I will try shooting white paper soon.

 

@Aswald: I am attaching a jpeg here of the pink snow, taken using auto white balance.

Pink snow. test


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:40 AM

Check that you are not in advance filter mode. You should be in still mode. There is a short cut to access advance filter mode by pressing "drive" button at the D Pad. Some people accidentally press that without knowing....



#7 Talia

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:07 AM

Thank you, Aswald. I can't tell for sure if that is what happened at the time of taking the photograph, but it does make sense to me as the possible cause.


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#8 JRphoto

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:07 PM

 


Thanks to the three of you for your comments.

 

@JRPhoto: How does one calibrate auto WB?

 

 

Menu -> White Balance -> Auto ->

 

Now you are at the "WB SHIFT" screen: you have two axis, more yellow or more blue, and more green or more red.

 

Mine is set to R=1 and B=-1.


Edited by JRphoto, 13 January 2017 - 12:37 PM.

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#9 Talia

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:01 AM

Thank you, JRPhoto. That is very helpful!



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:37 AM

I don't have an XT-2 - but do have an XT-10.  But I sometimes get the same problem - reddish/pink files.

I'm shooting normally and the colour balance is OK - and then all of a sudden pink pictures.  If I enter the colour menus I see that the grid has moved to the far right (pink/red) side.

Somewhere in the buttons there's one that automatically seems to do this.  I haven't discovered which one it is.  The buttons on the back a quite small and it's easy to press one by mistake and change an all important setting.

I wouldn't mind betting that this is what you are doing - pressing a button inadvertantly

 

David



#11 Talia

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 06:43 PM

David, Thanks for this. I think you are right....I am inadvertently pressing something that then throws the colour off. If you ever figure out what is going on at your end (i.e. which button causes this), I would be most grateful if you could share your findings with me.





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