11-09-2020 02:04 PM
OK, I just took a quick shot in my backyard. Av Mode, Auto Exposure, WB Shift set to O,O - Camera WB set at 5500, Neutral picture style w/contrast set -2 (because the camera always seems to have trouble with shadows being way too dark)
LrC shows "as shot" 5600K and Tint +17 - - The image is Dark and Extremely contrasty, shadows are up against the left edge and whites are close to right edge of Histogram and seem OK. Clicking on LrC Auto button definitely improves the image!!
Still I am not understanding why the AS SHOT info is not what I set the camera on and why am I always getting a high +magenta value?
11-09-2020 02:30 PM - edited 11-09-2020 03:57 PM
I just took a few more shots in my backyard to try and get more info on this... Opening in LrC, camera set to 5500K shows "as shot" 5600K and +17 Tint. 5700K shows "as shot" 5800K and +17 Tint. AWB-W shows "as shot" 4750K is much too blue and shows +13 Tint. All shots are extremely contrasty and appear too dark overall, shadows right up against the left histogram edge. Whites are close but not blown out. Hitting the "Auto Exposure" button in LrC helps alot.
Seems like the in camera WB is pretty off, and still no idea why the Tint is so much towards Magenta.
I'm gonna fire up the 80D in a bit and repeat these same shots.
UPDATE: Canon 80D test shots
So I did the exact same 3 shots with same settings using the 80D and they were pretty right on in terms of the K settings and the Tint settings were more in line with what I would expect.
AWB-w reported 4950 with +3 Tint - - 5700K reported 5700K with +6 Tint - - 5500K reported 5550K with +6 Tint.
What could be happening here? 90D defective?
UPDATE : Phone call with Canon USA
Just got off the phone with Joel at Canon Tech Support, forst thing he says is, let's check the color temp in Digital Photo Professional. So we went thru it and sure enough, the 90D and the 80D are both reporting the correct "As Shot" Color Temps for all photos opened in DPP. So the problem is definitely with Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom. Apparently Adobe has not figured out how to correctly interpret raw data from the 90D. Not sure what to do next... the good news is that my 90D is not defective!
11-09-2020 05:51 PM
If you still have the images, compare what Canon's DPP software says. Test it on the 90D files, too.
11-09-2020 06:16 PM - edited 11-14-2020 11:06 PM
Weird... I have replied 3 times to this with updates and none of them are currently showing? I have spoken with Adobe and Canon and had posted what I found out. Yes, I checked photos from both the 80D and 90D with DPP and they are fine. The 80D opened in Camera RAW and LrC both report the correct Color Temps as shot. ACR only having a problem with 90D
the Adobe tech support person said hopefully they will address this in the next ACR update... I wont hold my breath!
What happened to my earlier post replies?