How to deal with reds in Canon 5DIII ? RAW files in LR4.1?

Started May 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
poppyjk
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Re: How to deal with reds in Canon 5DIII ? RAW files in LR4.1?
In reply to thelensmeister, May 31, 2012

Canon’s blown reds bothered me even back to the 40D.

Here are Imatest charts for various picture styles on the 40D. I haven’t been able to find a complete set for the 7D or 5Dx.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E40D/E40DPICTURESTYLES.HTM
Here is the Standard Picture Style for the 7D.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E7D/E7DIMATEST.HTM

I have worked out a moderately satisfactory solution in-camera to reduce the over saturated reds using the Faithful Picture Style
inspired by the 40D Imatest charts.

On the 40D and 7D I used as default picture style a custom style with the following settings:
Faithful
Sharpness 4
Contrast +1
Saturation +1
Hue 0
White Balance shift B1, M1 on the 7D and B5,M5 on the 40D

On the 5D3 (again, the reds from the Standard PS were annoying to me)
Faithful
Sharpness 4 (you may like it lower if doing a lot of pp)
Contrast 0 (it seems that the 5D3 has more contrast than the 7D)

Saturation +1 (to get saturation back to approx. the Standard w/o the pushed reds)
Hue 0
White Balance shift 0

Color accuracy is better on the 5Dx as you would suspect except for the reds in the Standard Picture Style.
Here is the 5D2 Standard PS Imatest chart—haven’t found a 5D3 chart
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E5D2/E5D2IMATEST.HTM#

So, try experimenting some with variations on the Faithful picture style. I have found it a great help in reducing blown reds.

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