Canon Colors on A7R2 (ported EOS R profile)
Oct 31, 2018
As many other people here, I was not happy with the colors from my A7R2 in lightroom. I tried many tricks from here and there, but still the main issues were reds... Finally, lately I've been trying to match the colors in a different way with the Canon EOS R, and I'd like to share a couple of presets with you guys to know your opinion.
- I decrypted the Canon EOS R Camera Standard profile from adobe using dcpTools. Then modified the camera name to a7r2 and encrypted back again. This way, all the "color twists" included in this profile are there (using sony camera profiles and trying to match, I could still not get as nice results as by using the real canon profile and porting it.
- I downloaded a standarized jpg shot with the EOS R and the raw shot with the a7r2 in the same exact conditions that that web provides.
- I tried to match the colors and curve, then tested in hundreds of images, and correct it over the last few weeks to improve it...
I use AWB on my camera often, and before I found myself going to very cold WB in post because warming up, the colors used to look horrible. Now with these profiles, even in tungsten light, when warming up the scene the colors still look beautiful, and I'm getting and more pleasant and natural warm look to my pics. Most of the time I warm my photos now.
Because of the ported profile, the Green-Magenta slider in lightroom is way different to the numbers we're used to, so start with the white balance as "as shot" and work from there.
In that folder you can see 2 presets (.xmp files) to copy in your preset folder
And the .dcp profile to copy in the profiles folder
Only works on A7R2.
Let me know what you think. I'll upload some examples later.