I've been using a Sony Alpha A200 for a few months with some pretty good results, I posted a gallery of some shots of The Cult band a couple of weeks ago on here.
2 weeks ago I bought an Alpha A550. With not-so-pretty-good results....
Every shot I take is so over-saturated with colour.
I have put the settings almost the same as my A200 (which I sold on eBay) but the results are so different. (Worse!)
I have tried changing almost every setting but can't figure out why the over-saturation.
Sony Alpha A550, 'out-of-box'. Sony f1.8 50mm lens, star filter.
Okay some examples. 10 days ago I shot my friend's band, using A550 for first time. Here are the results:
http://s279.photobucket.com/albums/kk13 ... blo/SALLB/
I have had to heavily photoshop them to get them to that "standard", de-saturate them so much.
Those were slightly better than my horrendous results last night. Photos above I used creative style vivid (by mistake!)
I thought maybe that creative style vivid was the problem, so I changed it to standard. Oh dear....
Last night I took these, very dark club, not much lighting, as shot, only cropped and reduced from 350 to 72dpi.
First example: Shutter priority, f1.8, ISO1600, 1/125
Shutter priority, f1.8 ISO800, 1/160
Shutter priority, f1.8, ISO400, 1/25
I shot some in creative style 'black & white' mode, they have all turned out fine (compared to above!)
Shutter priority, f1.8, ISO400, 1/50
Shutter priority, f2.0, ISO400, 1/20
I also used manual and program modes but they were even worse, forget about those. The reason I used shutter priority is because that is what I had most success with on the A200 with this lens. The photos above, why is the bass player orange? It wasn't like that in the club!
What am I doing wrong? Can anyone please help? Can you see something obvious that I have missed? Have I ticked a box in my settings which shouldn't be or vice versa???