Colors of DP1M, DP2M & DP3M pretty close

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Re: Colors of DP1M, DP2M & DP3M pretty close
In reply to vbd70, Mar 27, 2013

vbd70 wrote:

BobNL wrote:

I used the x.rite colorchecker to set a custom white balance for all three cameras. Then used manual exposure to shoot the chart making the framing approximately similar. -Made a small mistake with DP3M though, Isomehow it switched to a faster shutterspeed, 1/3 of a stop- Shots are taken mere seconds apart, light was natural but pretty stable overcast. In SPP I adjusted the white balance using the second grey from the top left. On all three that meant an adjustment of 2Y+2M. Saved the file as ProphotoRGB 8-bit TIFF. And did the readings in Photoshop using a 11x11 pixel color pricker.

As far as I'm concerned this resulted in pretty similar color responses. I did not find any big deviations. So my conclusions; (when using a custom white balance) the three cameras yield pretty similar color responses.




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Bob van Ooik

Thank you Bob, very instructive. There are, in fact, very minor differences between the three cameras (not just between the DP1/DP2 versus the DP3), which I think might be attributed to test conditions. Discrepancies don't seem so large as to justify different hardware or even FW process between the cameras.



Test conditions were scientifically not 100% perfect of course. I just wanted to have an idea if any of the differences as proclaimed are indeed so big. I now think that if they exist, they are minimal. What might differ is the rendition of the DP lenses. Maybe there is something to be found. In any case I think I will try custom white balance more often.

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