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| p.626 #6 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread |
I have thought that I've settled the problem of Adobe standard vs. embedded camera profiles, having chosen embedded as Leica's own enterpretation of how the colors should look like. But lately I discovered Adobe standard gives bluer skies, but more yellowish skin tones, and somewhat screws up the purple color making it bluish. I am bit hesitant now, as I usually like to adopt one profile, as I don't like too many choices. Here's an example of bluish sky and yellowish skin. What do you think guys?
Edward, I usually use a profile I download from corner fix website. I got that link from Overggard review of M9. I feel it almost like embedded one with slightly tweak on orange/red hue.
I have complain about Leica color for a while. sometime it is great, sometime it is not. it is not as stable as canikon Color dealing with difficult lighting condition. Simple WB correction won't make it. The problem is a simple profile won't make as well. The color spectrume/hue change with exposure and lighting. It has a lot more impact than Canikon system.
If you just try to deal with sky, that is easy, you can simply turn down lumi of blue and turn up/down saturation at LR4 as your will. Skin tone is difficult, you need play with Yellow, Orange, Red, saturation and Luminance, and some time hue as well.
So, That is why I feel hesitate to recommend M to any people who asking me which system should get even those with cash. I think Luka mentioned that at the beginning he got the camera. I had to PM Ron complain about it when I first got it. He might be able to give you some suggestion on this.
I just have to learn to deal with it since I like the system so much.
I've found a group of color settings (used with the Adobe Standard Profile) that I like, but I'm still getting used to the blotchiness that can show up, especially in skin tones under artificial light. Adjusting WB is super important with this camera, in that case, because sometimes even just a little tweak makes the blotches go away. This camera is interesting in how it handles color.