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Old Jan 11, 2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Help! T2i pictures are all bluish - defective?

I tested images with flash inside the room today and all have bluish tone.
It only happens in 'P', 'Tv' and 'Av' modes. I checked the settings and they have sharpness at 7 and all the rest at 0 by default.
In portrait and macro modes, the image is perfect with exact colors.


The first image below is in 'P' or 'Tv' or 'Av' mode as they are all same bluish.




The second is in 'Portrait' or 'Macro' mode with exact colors.


Thanks for any suggestion.
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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it looks like a white balance issue to me
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check your wb setting to see if it is on Flash or auto. If you have it on something else. You will be blue with the flash. While when you are in macro the camera sets everything including the wb mode.
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one more question are you using a external flash?
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Thanks for comments.

I checked the settings and the first image has WB as 'Florescent' and the second one has 'Auto' WB.
That could be the issue. For some reason 'P', Tv and Av mode had 'Florescent' WB by default.
The battery ran out so I'll test once it is charged again.
Whew... little knowledge is dangerous.

Edit: No external flash. May be in the distant future.
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I prefer the first shot, myself.
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Thanks for all the comments.
Definitely it's the user error.
But part of the blame goes to the amount of information one has to remember as well.
Just look at this screen! So many things to watch.



I assumed default settings would be auto and I was too worried to find out myself so jumped to the forum.
Anywho, I tested again with attention to WB and now it looks natural.
The manual also is not very user friendly in some topics.
For example, it says the focus point can be adjusted to one point with red dot and then reset to all the AF points by pressing 'set' button back and forth.
I could change the AF to one point but then pressing 'set' button does not select all AF points. Looks like it needs hit and trial method to figure that out.
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Glad you sorted it out.
Do you shoot RAW at all. WB can be changed after the fact with RAW data over a jpeg which takes a lot of work to get corrected.
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Glad you sorted it out.
Do you shoot RAW at all. WB can be changed after the fact with RAW data over a jpeg which takes a lot of work to get corrected.
Thanks for comment.
I have not worked with RAW much.
I just installed the Canon RAW codec along with other software. Will start playing with RAW files soon.
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The Canon Software that is free with the camera includes Digital Photo Professional.
It allows you to change the white balance after the fact as well as a lot of other in camera settings. It makes it a bit more forgiving as if you botch the WB setting you can fix it in a single click instead of trying to work it out with multple changes with jpeg. You can also change the picture style, contrast, highlight, shadow, color tone, saturation, sharpness, curves, luminance noise, chrominance noise, barrel distortion and a lot of other things that will degrade the image if done with a jpeg after the effect. It basically allows you to control the same parameters that would be done in camera for shooting jpeg only, just on the PC (which has a much better processor) instead of in camera.
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