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20d photos looking washed out/cloudy

HELP, I have to PHOTOSHOP Every photo! Looks cloudy/foggy/washed out...Using Photoshop either Auto contrast, auto color or auto levels to acheive right color in photo.

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Re: 20d photos looking washed out/cloudy

You may have an exposure compensation setting set above 0. it will produce such results. consult your manual for resetting exposure compensation. my guess is that you are about 1 to 2 f stops high. bringing it back to 0 will usually correct issue.
other poss. is white balance set to a custom setting that is irregular. this is less likely the issue.
assume you tried with various lenses and reproduced the results.
is it a genuine canon lens? possibly an 'L' series? you may have a contact problem from lens to camera. unlikely, but cleaning the contact points with a glass cleaning cloth and lens cleaner should eliminate that as an issue.
i am confident you have an exposure compensation setting issue. start there after you check the basics mentioned.
good luck

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