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    Posted: 27 September 2017 at 20:03
Sony A57's viewfinder white balance looks like low temperature. It's blueish. Why? or have problem in my camera?
 



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Probably the white balance setting is off. There are lots of preset white balances to choose and you can modify any of them. I always forget to return to auto white balance (AWB) outside after using the Incandescent setting inside. That definitely looks very blue.

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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

Probably the white balance setting is off. There are lots of preset white balances to choose and you can modify any of them. I always forget to return to auto white balance (AWB) outside after using the Incandescent setting inside. That definitely looks very blue.


Settings set as auto balance. on lcd there is not any blueish, but on viewfinder looks like blue
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I own an A57 and see the same thing.
It's a flaw of the camera. Unfortunately, we cannot change the white balance of the EVF like new generation cameras, e.g A7.
I think we have to get used to the blue shift and anticipate the results everytime.
It's one example that EVF doesnt really give us a WYSIWYG!
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Have you fiddled with the EVF colour temperature? That is adjustable separately from WB. And it is definitely adjustable on the A58 - is it there on the A57 too?
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I know, I have a funny sense of humour, but it gave me a smile: beautiophile writes "I own an A57 and see the same thing. It's a flaw of the camera. Unfortunately, we cannot change the white balance of the EVF like new generation cameras, e.g A7." and almost 9 hours later Miranda F writes "Have you fiddled with the EVF colour temperature?"

The screens of cameras usually are off, in this case it seems the EVF of the A57 seems blueish, Nikon screens are known to be yellowish and no screen is good enough for critical colour work - but then, you would do that in RAW anyway and the way the camera renders it isn't that important.

Never noticed the "Finder Color Temp." menu setting before (next to the brightness) - it can probably better the view a little if the viewfinder is really off.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 September 2017 at 12:46
Just had a quick look at the a57 Handbook and only the EVF Brightness setting is available, no option for color temp.

https://docs.sony.com/release/slta57_handbook.pdf
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Originally posted by beautiophile beautiophile wrote:

I own an A57 and see the same thing.
It's a flaw of the camera. Unfortunately, we cannot change the white balance of the EVF like new generation cameras, e.g A7.
I think we have to get used to the blue shift and anticipate the results everytime.
It's one example that EVF doesnt really give us a WYSIWYG!


Looks like it comes originally. It doesn't annoy me. I just want to ask because my A57 is used.

I think this because of EVF. Optical view finder is not like this.
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Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

Have you fiddled with the EVF colour temperature? That is adjustable separately from WB. And it is definitely adjustable on the A58 - is it there on the A57 too?


no man, White balance belongs to photo not EVF. Looks like it is originally like that.
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Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

Just had a quick look at the a57 Handbook and only the EVF Brightness setting is available, no option for color temp.

https://docs.sony.com/release/slta57_handbook.pdf


yes, I know that. but I just want to ask that is there problem with my camera. I knew that it is originally blueish
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