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Old 28th July 2015
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E-1 weird colours

Hi, I got an E-1 body which gives my weird colours, like posterisation effect.
Focus is ok. Replaying other pics from my E-520 works well.
Tried resetting but no cure.
Has somebody an idea what could be wrong, sensor or electronic components?
I placed some pics in my album to show the effect.
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Re: E-1 weird colours

Actually, those photos look 'cool'! I have not really seen the effects of a direct JPEG from a camera that's been IR converted but could this have been done to this E1?

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Re: E-1 weird colours

Hi there fotofox!

Do you get the same effect when you shoot with jpeg and RAW in both files? If the RAW files are the same it looks like it may be a fault with the sensor (or perhaps the ribbon cables which attach it to the main board.) Unfortunately if the sensor is defective it will not be economic to have it repaired. If you are confident with a (small) screwdriver you might be able to change a sensor or reseat the ribbon cables but you would have to find a second hand sensor (maybe someone else has a dead E-1?) You can have a look on the web for instructions on how to strip apart an E-1 - there was information on converting one to IR that had good pictures to illustrate the job. I've had mine apart to repair the Compact Flash socket, but haven't ever gone as far as taking the sensor assembly out.

Ross - IR images in an original jpeg usually look pretty much black and white with a colour tint of red or blue depending on the filter. This one is purple:-

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Re: E-1 weird colours

I noticed the same sort of thing when I import RAW's into Lightroom. The trouble? I have a develop preset selected to be applied on import, and it is set for jpegs so it screws up my RAW files until I remove it from those.
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Re: E-1 weird colours

This is not dissimilar to the problem I was getting with my E-M1 last week until it started behaving again. I can't post any of the images as I deleted them soon after.
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Re: E-1 weird colours

Hi and thanks to all respondent,
a special thanks to Ross the fiddler for making my photos visible.
Taking photos in RAW has the same effect.
All screws on the body are in pristine condition, nobody had tempered with them.
The colours are looking quite interesting, but unpredictable. Having no colours at all like monochrome would be more desirable so.
I am confident with dismantling the body to look for loose connections. Had to open my other E-1 to fix a missing strap-holder which was rattling inside.
Those instructions in the link about the IR conversion are excellent.
At least now I know what I have to do this weekend to keep myself busy.
I'll post any results next week.
Thanks again.
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Re: E-1 weird colours

Spooky.

Maybe it's industrial espionage and sabotage by Canon and Nikon vs mirrorless manufacturers. Probably Fuji and Sony owners will be reporting the same problems next week...
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Re: E-1 weird colours

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Maybe it's industrial espionage and sabotage by Canon and Nikon vs mirrorless manufacturers. Probably Fuji and Sony owners will be reporting the same problems next week...
I guess ... if the E-1 was mirrorless and less than twelve years old.
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