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AlwaysLearning Registered since 07th Jan 2008
Fri 08-Feb-08 12:52 PM

I could use some advice on some strange images coming off my D3. I went to a local dance studio to sample the lighting for an upcoming shoot. While taking the samples, I noticed some of the shots were perfectly white balanced but then some would go deep orange or yellow. I thought the Auto WB was getting fooled so I turned it off. Same results. Then I started getting some half white/half yellow - almost like the look when your shutter is too fast for your flash - but I'm not shooting flash. The line between yellow and white runs horizontal on landscapes and vertical on portraits so I assume that the shutter is involved but don't understand how or why. I can take the exact same shot within a second of each other and get totally different results.

The studio was lit only by plain flourescent light - no daylight - no flash. The only thing I can think of is that I am somehow using a shutter speed that just happens to be at the right sync rate with the "flutter" of the lights - kind of like the banding you get when you try to use a video camera to film a tv screen. Am I right or is there some other explanation?

I took the shots on a D3 - 70-200 2.8 @ 2.8 - 1/200 - iso 1000

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