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Auto-White balance is off - setting somewhere?

Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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"RE: Auto-White balance is off - setting somewhere?"

Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Mon 28-Oct-13 06:12 PM

>So is the D4 only off (i.e. too cool) when using Auto WB
>under sunny daylight conditions?
>
>If so, fine tuning Auto WB (by tweaking the A-B axis to make
>it warmer) might not work since it'll affect all lighting
>conditions, not just sunny daylight.

Yeah, maybe, though I shoot mostly sports, and most non-daylight sports I'm going to be using a preset white balance, so that's less important (if shooting family or friends or something inside I'd be using the D800).

I made a by-eye estimate today on the golf course, using the LCD. I'm just starting to look at it now in lightroom, and they are much closer - warmer and more saturated. I'm not sure it is right - they almost seem a bit over-saturated (I moved the select point directly right toward yellow/orange, but what resulted was strongly more green saturation as well).

I need to do this more carefully in a more controlled environment, just been spending four days in a row shooting all day tournaments, so haven't been able to actually pursue carefully.

But I think I might be able to fine tune it enough, and because I don't need it much at night, I might not care. Also, a lot of scenes at night that I might use it (say street scenes) often have weird colors to begin with, so "right" is a bit less well defined.



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