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My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Chris_K » Thu 13.04.2017, 07:45

Hello, there!

I am new to the Forum. :D
Hope I can share my Elan experiences to all the members.
Attached is my KIA ELAN (1997) with original Emerald color.
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PS1. Indeed, in Korea only 1,077 Elans were built by KIA from 1996-1999. What I heard is now about 300 Elans are in the road.
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby simonbuk » Sat 15.04.2017, 19:39

Nice colour - not sure we had that in the UK ?
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Rambo » Sat 15.04.2017, 20:18

Looks very much the same colour as Medina Green (S2's only) to me ?
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 16.04.2017, 15:05

Rambo wrote:Looks very much the same colour as Medina Green (S2's only) to me ?

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:agree: half a Medina Green S2 sneaking into my avatar on the left ..
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby HJ2 » Sun 16.04.2017, 16:15

What an international forum this is... Welcome aboard!
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Chris_K » Mon 17.04.2017, 02:10

simonbuk wrote:Nice colour - not sure we had that in the UK ?

simonbuk: KIA Elan has five original colors:

1. (SW) SPECIAL WHITE
2. (SY) SIGNAL YELLOW
3. (BR) BRILLIANT RED
4. (EP) EBONY PEARL
5. (5S) SEA GREEN

Above acronyms are codes for Elan color. :clap:
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Chris_K » Mon 17.04.2017, 02:22

Rambo wrote:Looks very much the same colour as Medina Green (S2's only) to me ?


Rambo:
Than's very interesting - the Median Green color. Can you upload the pic of medina colored Elan? :D
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Chris_K » Mon 17.04.2017, 02:25

lotusflasherman wrote:
Rambo wrote:Looks very much the same colour as Medina Green (S2's only) to me ?

<<<<<<<<<--------------
:agree: half a Medina Green S2 sneaking into my avatar on the left ..


Rambo: I saw the smal half! kkkk
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Chris_K » Mon 17.04.2017, 02:29

HJ2 wrote:What an international forum this is... Welcome aboard!


HJ2: Thanks for your warm remarks! Indeed, ELAN is an international classic car. :bowdown:
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Rambo » Mon 17.04.2017, 08:13

Chris_K wrote:
Rambo wrote:Looks very much the same colour as Medina Green (S2's only) to me ?


Rambo:
Than's very interesting - the Median Green color. Can you upload the pic of medina colored Elan? :D


Here's one. Sometimes the real Medina Green colour doesn't replicate very well if taken on a cheap camera or phone and can look similar to Aqua Blue

http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotusel ... 22545.html

Have a look at ab2cv's avatar as well

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=726
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 17.04.2017, 11:28

:agree: Colours are a nightmare! I took a 'non-cheap' Nikon DSLR to Brands Hatch for 2016 Lotus Weekend so huge choice of colour programs for shooting, but also variable after shooting dependent on whether printing on paper or viewing on screen, and what screen, etc, etc ... so here's a small crop of a bigger photo.

This looks OK on my screen in Photoshop but comes out 'less bright, less contrast ' when posted to LEC and viewed alongside .. :banghead: ...

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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 17.04.2017, 11:53

Chris, just noticed your Kia Elan has a really dark tint to the windscreen that would probably be illegal in UK. Is that how Kia made them and do the side windows have the same tint?
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Chris_K » Tue 18.04.2017, 02:23

Rambo wrote:
Chris_K wrote:
Rambo wrote:Looks very much the same colour as Medina Green (S2's only) to me ?


Rambo:
Than's very interesting - the Median Green color. Can you upload the pic of medina colored Elan? :D


Here's one. Sometimes the real Medina Green colour doesn't replicate very well if taken on a cheap camera or phone and can look similar to Aqua Blue

http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotusel ... 22545.html

Have a look at ab2cv's avatar as well

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Hi Rambo, Thanks I presume the color is a little bit different from KIA Elan. Still it is awesome - Thanks for your information. :D
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Chris_K » Tue 18.04.2017, 02:27

lotusflasherman wrote::agree: Colours are a nightmare! I took a 'non-cheap' Nikon DSLR to Brands Hatch for 2016 Lotus Weekend so huge choice of colour programs for shooting, but also variable after shooting dependent on whether printing on paper or viewing on screen, and what screen, etc, etc ... so here's a small crop of a bigger photo.

This looks OK on my screen in Photoshop but comes out 'less bright, less contrast ' when posted to LEC and viewed alongside .. :banghead: ...

mg1351.jpg


Hi lotusflasherman,
Definitely it is affected by screen and camera. I am not an expert for photos but I can recognize KIA Elan has more "PERL" wherein. :shock:
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Chris_K » Tue 18.04.2017, 02:33

lotusflasherman wrote:Chris, just noticed your Kia Elan has a really dark tint to the windscreen that would probably be illegal in UK. Is that how Kia made them and do the side windows have the same tint?


lotusflasherman:
Well, in Korea tinting is allowed even in the front windshield. However, I heard there is a regulation that from 10m driver's face can be recognized in the daytime.
For factory built windows are all non-tinted so that people prefer after-market tinting films. V-Kool, SKC, 3M, Huper-optic, Lumar,etc. are major tinting brands in the market.
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Chris_K » Tue 18.04.2017, 02:35

Chris_K wrote:
lotusflasherman wrote::agree: Colours are a nightmare! I took a 'non-cheap' Nikon DSLR to Brands Hatch for 2016 Lotus Weekend so huge choice of colour programs for shooting, but also variable after shooting dependent on whether printing on paper or viewing on screen, and what screen, etc, etc ... so here's a small crop of a bigger photo.

This looks OK on my screen in Photoshop but comes out 'less bright, less contrast ' when posted to LEC and viewed alongside .. :banghead: ...

mg1351.jpg


Hi lotusflasherman,
Definitely it is affected by screen and camera. I am not an expert for photos but I can recognize KIA Elan has more "PERL" wherein. :shock:

For me, the lady in front is more "appealing and attractive" than the ELAN behind. LOL :bowdown:
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby simonbuk » Tue 18.04.2017, 13:41

What's that lady doing anyway ? Is she holding something ?
More pictures needed....
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby Giniw » Tue 18.04.2017, 15:29

Welcome Chris_K!

lotusflasherman wrote::agree: Colours are a nightmare! I took a 'non-cheap' Nikon DSLR to Brands Hatch for 2016 Lotus Weekend so huge choice of colour programs for shooting, but also variable after shooting dependent on whether printing on paper or viewing on screen, and what screen, etc, etc ... so here's a small crop of a bigger photo.
mg1351.jpg

:-D

Your photo has an Adobe RGB (1998) color scheme. That setting on your camera is better for printing on a good quality printer or displaying on a very high end screen, but not a great choice to display it on a regular screen or print it in a random minilab because most screen and most minilab can't cope with the larger range of colours allowed in the Adobe RGB colour space.
I suggest you should set your camera to a sRGB colour space.

Then, even when you save your photos in sRGB, there is an associated profile to tell the program how to interpret the colours as a guide to display them. The problem is that some programs ignore the embedded colour profile info, and as a result don't display exactly the required colour.

Of course, if you want consistent results, you need to calibrate your screen and printer with a probe ... but of course as most people haven't a screen probe they won't see the same right colours as you anyway!!

So yes, in a nutshell it's a boring subject :-D
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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby alan e » Tue 18.04.2017, 19:47

Giniw wrote:Welcome Chris_K!

lotusflasherman wrote::agree: Colours are a nightmare! I took a 'non-cheap' Nikon DSLR to Brands Hatch for 2016 Lotus Weekend so huge choice of colour programs for shooting, but also variable after shooting dependent on whether printing on paper or viewing on screen, and what screen, etc, etc ... so here's a small crop of a bigger photo.
mg1351.jpg

:-D

Your photo has an Adobe RGB (1998) color scheme. That setting on your camera is better for printing on a good quality printer or displaying on a very high end screen, but not a great choice to display it on a regular screen or print it in a random minilab because most screen and most minilab can't cope with the larger range of colours allowed in the Adobe RGB colour space.
I suggest you should set your camera to a sRGB colour space.

Then, even when you save your photos in sRGB, there is an associated profile to tell the program how to interpret the colours as a guide to display them. The problem is that some programs ignore the embedded colour profile info, and as a result don't display exactly the required colour.

Of course, if you want consistent results, you need to calibrate your screen and printer with a probe ... but of course as most people haven't a screen probe they won't see the same right colours as you anyway!!

So yes, in a nutshell it's a boring subject :-D


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Re: My Elan (Korean KIA Elan)

Postby rip » Wed 19.04.2017, 09:32

Rambo wrote:
Chris_K wrote:
Rambo wrote:Looks very much the same colour as Medina Green (S2's only) to me ?


Rambo:
Than's very interesting - the Median Green color. Can you upload the pic of medina colored Elan? :D


Here's one. Sometimes the real Medina Green colour doesn't replicate very well if taken on a cheap camera or phone and can look similar to Aqua Blue

http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotusel ... 22545.html


& just to prove your point, I think that looks more like Aqua than Medina Green.
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