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D300 colours don't match the D200

William Symonds

Bogor, ID
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"I think I have cracked it!"

William Symonds Registered since 22nd Jan 2007
Sat 12-Sep-09 02:02 AM | edited Sat 12-Sep-09 03:02 AM by William Symonds

One more file - I promise.

This is post NX2. One click white balance with the spot being the lamp at the corner of the pool - best of the lot! Not that hard....

..........but why can't the D300 do it like this first time? Well maybe it can - and for this I can thank firstly Thom Hogan and secondly my much neglected Nikon D300 owner's manual.

The bottom line, according to Thom, is that the D300 outdoor WB is calibrated at a temp of 5200 whereas the D200 was about 5400. So it produces bluey images. To warm your images you just need to either:

1. Set WB to Flash A2 for shooting outdoors (this is set at 5400) - just try it for outdoor daylight shots. I've just tried it and the results are as you would expect - but remember to reset it afterwards!)

2. Adjust Automatic WB to make it warmer - as set out on page 132 - I am trying 3 mired towards amber. This seems to do wonders!!!

So I am trying the latter but this exercise has really helped me. Perhaps I should now also accept the inevitable and shoot NEF only. The increased file sizes would force me to chuck away more!

Incidentally my wife prefers the D300 jpegs - look more lively she says...

Life and light wait for no man!

W i l l

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