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Sun hue on daytime photos

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Sun hue on daytime photos

Hi,
Maybe not a typical issue here, but rather dissapointment. On many direct sun-light photos, like if We want to make some nice and vivid captures of nature the lens glass ruins it. It's great as it is a gorilla cover so it stays without scratches for long time, but I think it's missing the UV filter film that was used in all Z-series.I tried everything to solve it... W5 glassess wipes, Alcohol moistured microfibre, and paper towel with fat removing "Fairy" for dishes :-P 
Anyone can confirm or has the same results, We have the same lens XZ1, XZ2 and XZ3 oweners!

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Sunsets however seem completly fine, without bluish hue:

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Any ideas? Tips? 

 

 


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Re: Sun hue on daytime photos

@hedrox87

Can you confirm that you're not using any phone case or back panel screen protector?



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Re: Sun hue on daytime photos

Completly none... I only bought a Nillkin H9 Pro for front screen and some basic silicone skin which is dark graphite. In that case I used the same manufacturer that I had for last Z2, cause the camera stands up from the whole chassiss, did't want to scratch it on table.. The camera hole is big and now the silicon body and aluminum ring are at +/- same height, but the cover doesn't stay over the lens. 

 

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Something like that, but of corse dedicated to XZ1 not compact... Coudn't find the photo of my phone Face with stuck-out Tongue


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Re: Sun hue on daytime photos

@hedrox87

Can you try taking similar photos without the case installed?



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Re: Sun hue on daytime photos

I'll try.. I come back with the results ASAP today..


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Re: Sun hue on daytime photos

Here are some examples... It all depands on light conditions, even if lens look absolutely clean and scratch free. As shown on the photos I take care of it, and it's still in "out of the box" condition, no drops, scratches..

 

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Shots from today...(no silicon case, just free hand)

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So overall performance is good as expected from XZ1, problem appears when sunlight hits the lens less directly, like 20-45 degree from aside... So sunsets and sunrises look great and sharp, but when we want to light up a scene, or bug in macro and the sun is aside, so we don't get any on-photo shadow of us holding a phone, than it appears.
My guess is it is how the lens is built and covered and no polishing will resolve the hue.

 

 

 

 

 


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