Canon 450d image issue

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  1. ATLianz macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, new user here. I bought the new Canon XSI yesterday and upon taking my first shots, I noticed that every image had a pink tone to it. No matter what setting I was shooting in (even automode), the results were the same. I have attached a sample image to this post for you guys to see what I am talking about. Any Ideas what is causing this? Possible defect or is it just me?

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  2. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    If it has happened since you bought it and not after you changed some settings I'd say it's a duff camera and I'd take it back from where it came.

    Do the pictures look the same in liveview?
     
  3. ATLianz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah... straight out of the box. I played with all the white balance settings
    and same results. Sucks cause I didnt want to take it back to Bestbuy because inventory is pretty much bupkis.
     
  4. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    you could give canon a call and see if they will replaced it for you.
     
  5. ATLianz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ill see what Best Buy can do for me before shipping it out to Canon.
    Thanks guys for the input!
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Your test shot looks like it might be under flouresent light. Do you get the same pink outdoors in sunlight? what about tunstant light?
     
  7. ATLianz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    different lighting conditions get the same result. Believe me Ive tried everything. My Iphone produced better looking pictures.. lol.
     
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    It's a bad copy of the camera.

    I have to say, I'm surprised that you still want to stay with the XSi after this. I'd be looking elsewhere but that's just me and I'm weird that way I suppose.

    SLC
     
  10. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    To clarify - when you see the 2 sec preview of what you just shot, does it have this pink cast?

    Also - are you shooting RAW images?

    I'm guessing (because I had this same issue with the 450D) that you might be shooting RAW and reading the RAW image with an outdated RAW editor. I tried reading the RAW file with an older version of PhotoShop and with several other apps and all had this same cast. When I updated PS to the latest RAW editor or used the editor supplied by Canon on the CD, the image was fine.
     
  11. ATLianz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im shooting jpg images and yes, the images show up pink in the preview.

    Im sad... lol
     
  12. erroljr macrumors newbie

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    Did anyone manage to sort or figure this problem out

    i have exactly the same problem since the time i bought my camera.

    I have been told that maybe its either a problem with teh software or the CMOS.

    Does any one else have a similar problem? and also a solution?
     
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  14. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

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    Your camera's fine. Your cat is radioactive and turning everything pink.
     
  15. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    Also, check your picture styles to make sure the tiny hasn't been changed.
     
  16. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

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    That's a ridiculous statement, considering that we get duds from all camera manufacturers every now and then. All he has to do is to immediately exchange the camera for another.
     
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  18. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

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    Could very well be, but the OP said that he tried different WB settings.
     
  19. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    ????????? SO, if your BlackBook ever gives you any trouble are you going to look 'elsewhere' for a better computer!?
     
  20. stevod macrumors member

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    If the WB makes no difference then it looks like a bad one. I have a 450D and I've never seen anything like that!

    Assume you're having the same problem when shooting outdoors?

    S
     
  21. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Huh... WB translates from a warm Yellow to a cold Blue and believe me... pink doesnt figure anywhere in b/w the transition!

    It has to be a tint error... have you tried shooting in RAW?

    A replacement is your best bet!
     
  22. Intermodd macrumors newbie

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    Just a suggestion, have you tried clearing the camera settings? You could try clearing the custom settings first, if that doesn't work try clearing all the camera settings. Hit Menu and then scroll across to the one with the spanner and three dots next to it. I assume you have the latest 1.0.9 firmware? This is under the same menu.
     
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    Do you have another lens you can try? If you look through the lens is it all pink? Is there a filter or film on the lens?
     
  25. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    It's amusing that this thread keeps getting dredged up, yet the OP is long gone.
     

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