Fuji X100 white balance / accurate colours for product photography

Started May 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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starwolfy Senior Member • Posts: 1,312
Fuji X100 white balance / accurate colours for product photography


I own a X100 and since few weeks I have to use it for shooting products.

It's the first time I have to shoot products so it was quite hard at first but things are improving.

I encounter some problems with the X100 though. It's not the best camera for product shooting but hey...I do with what I currently own and I don't see myself shooting product the way I do with a M8 + Summaron

so...here the problem:

I've found that the X100 has hard trouble for the accuracy of some specific colours...especially grey colours which turn into redish colours...
Also...beige colours turn into a kind of redish beige.

This is quite a problem and I don't know what to do.

Of course my white balance is set manually with a grey card but things are still inacurate regarding colour reproduction.
I've tried to ajust colours white balance directly in camera...it's a no.

I've tried to find information on this but I've found only one review where the guy said how suprised he was that the white balance on X100 is hard to manage for such a serious camera and one of the most inacurate comparing with other mirrorless cameras. In fact...he is a bit the only one who seemed to pay attention to this parameters for product photography. Of course the white balance is quite great for normal photos...and the colours are really enjoyable...but when we need accuracy it seems it's the wrong camera.

Is there any body here who face the same problem as I do...or has found a solution to this?

Do I have to buy an other camera for product photography? That would be bothering...


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Leica M8 Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Leica SL (Typ 601) Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 Asph Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH +7 more
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