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Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?



A year ago I posted a thread regarding some E cameras' inability to reproduce purple, here: http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16189

From my own tests I've found that the following cannot reproduce purple JPEGs, turning them blue: E-510; E-600; E-620; E-3

These CAN do purples: E-1; E-PL1, E-PL2; XZ-1

Can anyone tell me which camp the OM-D falls into?

Whilst not particularly interested in buying an OM-D at present, I do keep looking at them and this will be one of my deciding factors.

Thanks for any help!

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

You missed the E-30 of the cannot do list.
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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?



Ah... got it!

All you 1000 OM-D owners have rushed out to check the 'purple' query, found that your flowers turn out blue, and are too embarrased to admit you've therefore smashed your OM-D into pieces with a club hammer on the patio!

Seriously though, I DO expect the OM-D to do purples because the PL1 and PL2 can and I have this strange thought that being m43, not 43, the OM-D should too?

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

I looked at this challenge and tried to think of something purple, but ground to a halt. What did you have in mind?

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

I have purple pansies in my garden....

E.g. E-600....



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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

I simply HAD to find something purple to see if my e510 could reproduce it, as your comments intrigued me. I've never noticed any problems with colour?



Unfortunately, one of the neighbours came out as I was taking the photo a few minutes ago and looked at me as though I was barking mad!

Photo is SOOC jpeg with no tweaking.

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

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I simply HAD to find something purple to see if my e510 could reproduce it, as your comments intrigued me. I've never noticed any problems with colour?



Unfortunately, one of the neighbours came out as I was taking the photo a few minutes ago and looked at me as though I was barking mad!

Photo is SOOC jpeg with no tweaking.

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Interesting... custom settings galore? Whatever I set, I could never get my 510 to do that!

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

Nope, no custom settings - well, at least none that I'm aware of! I've certainly not changed anything since I bought it.

I just put the camera on auto and that was the result.

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

Maybe I had a duff 510?.... and 600, and 620, and E-3!!

Anyway.... how about the OM-D....?

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

Are we only referring to camera JPEGs? What about RAW?

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

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Are we only referring to camera JPEGs? What about RAW?

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JPEGs only. I'm still scared of RAW due to the PP implications/time!

This was an earlier thread of mine where I did manage to adjust the blue to purple in JPEG PP: http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16189
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Are we only referring to camera JPEGs? What about RAW?

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It depends on the raw processor.

Lightroom turns them out blue but if you use the Huelight profile for the E-30 and E-620 it corrects it.

Adobe Standard Profile on the Left and Huelight Profile on the Right



Capture One 6 gets it right .

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

How about vlolet?



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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

Off course the advantage of it making purples blue is that for once Bluebells actually come out blue!

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Re: Can the OM-D do purple JPEGs?

I know there's no purple involved, but I wonder if this might be part of the problem:

Here are two pictures taken moments apart today in the shade. These are from the E-M5 using Auto White balance and are out of camera jpeg files.
The top one is what the camera thinks is the correct White Balance based on what it can see, which is all browns and greens. Look what happens in the bottom picture if you introduce a reference grey card set* ! Suddenly it has proper greys whites and blacks to grab on to and the true colours appear.




So, here's my thought. The E-1 measures it's White balance in a different manner. It has a little white window that looks at the sky. I think it decides from that what the best WB is based on some preset values (maybe it is even cleverer). Anyway, the E-1 it isn't fooled by the subject matter because it is looking elsewhere...

So if you point an E-1 at a scene and an E-510 then they will probably come to different WB conclusions.

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