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Wrong white balance with Pre-set white balance (D1x)

ZoneV

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Tue 26-May-09 02:33 PM | edited Wed 27-May-09 03:30 AM by ZoneV

I've recently started using pre-set white balance on my D1x. Recently, I had some trouble getting accurate color with it.

I set the white balance off of a gray card where the subject would be. I filled the viewfinder frame with the gray card. The camera was set to spot metering mode. I did not focus on it. I don't know if I set the proper exposure or not, but I thought so. I'm pretty sure I turned off the flash (which had an 85C gel on it) before taking the reading.

The photos, when I opened them, were approx 10 units green (like what a CC10G filter might do). I'm not sure why. Any ideas?

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