M43 cameras and blotchy red skin tones

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JaKing Senior Member • Posts: 6,130
Re: M43 cameras and blotchy red skin tones

Dexter75 wrote:

JaKing wrote:

Dexter75 wrote:

Thanks, but as I mentioned earlier, those are not my photos, they are just randoms I found online searching Olympus and Panasonic portraits. There are dozens more. So all of these different photographers have their settings wrong? I find that hard to believe and as I said, I dont see this issue with other cameras aside from Panasonic and Olympus M43 cameras. Thanks

With all due respect, presenting random images from other photographers where you can only guess at lighting and camera settings (at best ... ) is hardly meaningful.

This is a good point. I always do it though. Whenever I am interested in a camera or a lens, I search for photos and videos of that gear being used for portraits. I should just rent it and test it myself.

Dexter, I think you would be better served by looking for/seeking out people who are specialists at using the gear for your genre, then examining what they can achieve.

There are plenty of really crappy photographers using all brands of gear ...

While I'm not a people photographer, I do always adjust the defaults downwards from the defaults for 'neutral' settings. I always shoot RAW + LSF JPEGs, as I use the files for different purposes - RAW for editing/printing and JPEGs for automatic PP and web/email etc.

e.g. I set my cameras to natural colour, aRGB, -2 saturation, -2 sharpening, -1 contrast, gradation = normal (default is auto, and can be awful)). AWB mostly works very well with Olympus cameras. My E-30 is the only camera (out of five) that I've ever felt the need to make a global change to the Amber/Green axes. The other four were good out of the box.

I take a lot of photos of cars (mobile Pantone colours ... ), so colour accuracy is very important to me.

All cameras need adjustment from defaults to suit our own personal needs and vision, IMHO.

Can I recommend an E-M1 MkII + 12-100 ... .

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