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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

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Has anyone encountered a color shift to green when not looking at their GH3s back LCD perfectly straight?

Screens tend to get darker when looking more from the side, but this shift to green is really distracting, at least for me...

 


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

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I just got the GH3 this week, and mine does the same thing. Wondering if it's a defect.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:10 AM

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i've not noticed, haven't been looking

it's 100000 light years ahead of the gh2 LCD so I'm not going to complain.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:32 AM

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I love it too. The tinted viewing angle is the only problem ive had. I think ill contact panasonic.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

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Yes mine has it too.  I thought there was something really wrong until I looked at it straight on.  Distracting and a pain in the ass, but it's workable.  At least the color is accurate, rather than the GH2 being completely wrong.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:10 AM

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Ive now experienced 3 different problems with the LCD. The green tint at any viewing angle other than straight on. A flickering of brightness when i rotate the screen. Also horrible blocky gradients in the shadows (which dont show up on the recorded file).

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

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I´ve recently shot with the C300 and it´s LCD seems to be on the greenish side, no matter what angle you see it from.

So I guess, considering the GH3s price point, we´ve been still served well...



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:29 PM

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I´ve recently shot with the C300 and it´s LCD seems to be on the greenish side, no matter what angle you see it from.

So I guess, considering the GH3s price point, we´ve been still served well...

I'm just wondering if it's a certain group of cameras. It only seems like a few people are complaining about the problem. It's a blatent defect, in my opinion.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

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It isn't a defect.

 

All LCDs shift colour and contrast when viewed from an extreme angle.

 

Since it is an articulated screen just angle it straight to your line of sight!

 

An articulated OLED... Want better? Wait till the 2020 technology comes out!



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

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It's not at extreme angles. I'm talking about at 10 degrees or more. Serious green shift. My 60D, 7D, or FS100 screens dont come anywhere close to this kind of shift.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

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Still would rather take the benefits of OLED technology than this slight disadvantage.

 

It is more like a colour temperature shift to cooler tones than a green shift. I do see it, more like at 30-45 degrees than 10 but it hasn't really bothered me because I use the screen for composition and exposure not colour correction!



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:47 PM

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Its definitely not a deal breaker, just annoying. The color shift is the least annoying of the 3 problems I'm seeing on the screen. #1 is the screen brightness flickering as I turn the screen. #2 the banding in the shadows.



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

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Set the brightness to strongest setting and turn it off auto brightness.


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

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Thanks. I had it on gamma *1. I will turn the brightness up. Im guessing the banding shadows arent a defect either then. Again, not that it affects the output, but its just annoying.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

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@AaronChicago The GH2 also did this with the Auto brightness.  I really hate it, and it really screwed my exposure before I figured it out.  Although the color shift is annoying, at least the colors are spot-on.  I can actually shoot without an external monitor.  Can't say the same about the GH2's crappy LCD with it's wonky colors.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

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Thanks for the help. I didn't own a GH2, and I know alot of you guys are familiar with the design of these cameras. I previously used mostly Canon cameras. I'm thoroughly impressed with the GH3 image. Overall better than the Canon's that I owned. I must say that I'm a bit disappointed in ergonomics and features for the most part. When connected to a RedRock rig, and external monitor it's not much of an issue though.







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