Is Panny G5 JPEG color as good as Oly color now, particularly skin tones?

Started Jan 3, 2013 | Questions thread
Marco Cinnirella
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Re: Lightroom adjustments for Panny files?

Philly wrote:

Marco Cinnirella wrote:

Hen3ry wrote:

I have had the impression what what I have read that there has been change with each model.

Cheers, geoff

i have G5, GH3 and E-PL5 - the Oly JPEGs are still superior I am afraid - nicer color and better high ISO. But I mostly shoot raw and the Panne colors are fine in Lightroom

Do you have any standard Lightroom adjustments for the Panny raw files, to try to get them to look more like Olympus files?

I just got a G3, and like it quite a bit. I usually process raws in Lightroom also. So far, I just try to get the color balance right in raw. After that, I don't do any other color adjustments. To me, the photos don't look bad after just doing this. But are there other adjustments that may improve it further, for color tonality?

i had a G3 for a while. I was troubled by its colors even in raw. Green grass and foliage often looked wrong somehow. I eventually sold it but before I did I started to use an x-rite color checker passport to profile the G3. That was helpful. Emulating Oly colors is tough with Pannie G3 raws to be honest. Oly colors are warmer and the blues of skies are somehow more pleasant IMHO. You could play around with color profile tweaks and vibrance but I'm sorry to say that I am not convinced its an easy task.

now GX1 raw and GH3 raw colors - I have no complaints at all.

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