REVIEW: X-T1 Advance Modes - Partial Colour
|Using Partial Colour Red I retained the colour in the Union Jack flying from the Royal Yacht Britannia|
The X-T1 has several ADV modes, selectable on the left hand command dial, including Partial Colour, where the X-T1 retains one selected original colour and changes the rest of the photo to black and white. The colours available are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple.
|Using Partial Colour Yellow I retained the yellow Lichen on the rocks in this shot of Bass Rock|
While it isn't a hard job to produce a Partial Colour image from a full colour shot in Photoshop, the X-T1 makes it very easy to take a single colour image, especially if a scene has a dominant colour like the shots above.
The image below was taken during scrutineering for the FIA World Endurance Championship race in Texas and is another example of Partial Colour (Red) in use.
I carried out some further tests using the bookcase in my office, selecting blue, then green and then red. The multicoloured books and other objects gave me the opportunity to test out the camera's ability to spot the various colours without including others. I have to admit the results were very good.
|Using Partial Colour Blue mode|
|Using Partial Colour Green mode|
|Using Partial Colour Red mode|
As reported on the previous blog from Lake Como, the ADV modes only record images in JPEG. I usually take images in JPEG (either B&W or VELVIA) and RAW so there is always a full unprocessed data version (a digital negative) of the images I take available. This isn't the case with ADV mode images so what you see is what you get.
Other X-T1 advance modes include -
Creates a fantasy effect by altering the tonal reproduction of the scene.
Enhances brightness and reduces contrast to lighten tonal reproduction.
Creates uniformly dark tones with emphasised highlights.
Creates a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image.
Emphasises contrast and colour saturation.
Creates shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera.
Adds top and bottom blur for a diorama or miniature effect.
I will be reporting on other ADV modes on the X-T1 in future blogs
The next scheduled update will be on Wednesday 24 September.