Hope the holidays were good for everyone.
I have one more question for the digital gurus in our midst. Does anyone have any tips or secrets regarding white balance? I have noticed a couple of problem areas in the pictures I have taken.
First, indoor flash pictures have a tendency toward a reddish cast when set to auto WB and a tendency towards green when set to the incandescent WB. Setting a custom WB per Fuji's manual decreases this to a certain degree, but does not eliminate it.
Second, when shooting in foggy, cloudy or snow conditions, I get a very strong blue cast when shooting in either auto or cloudy WB. Again, setting a custom WB corrects most photos at least partially, but the cast is still noticable in most and strong in some.
Any tips from people who have found ways around this would be much appreciated. I know that with Nikon bodies, you can set corrections to the preset options, but this is not available with the Fuji (except for being able to do a custom setting, which probably uses the same sensors and software as the Auto WB).
Thanks in advance,
#2. "RE: White Balance - Fuji S1" | In response to Reply # 1BJNicholls Charter MemberMon 30-Dec-02 04:38 AM
I wish I had some applicable advice. I find the auto white balance to work impressively well on my S2, but most of my shooting has been outdoors - not too challenging for the auto system.
Does your Fuji Exif Viewer software let you adjust white balance coming from YCC color files? That would allow you to select and adjust white balance to compensate for the camera settings. This is a shot in the dark on my part, but such an option would be similar to the options Kodak provides when opening photoCD .pcd files with their viewer or Photoshop plugin.
#3. "RE: White Balance - Fuji S1" | In response to Reply # 2Mon 30-Dec-02 10:27 PM
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I don't use the software that came with the camera. I was not enough impressed with it to change from ACDSee for viewing and Photoshop Elements for editing. On top of which, as soon as I installed the Fuji software, my computer started slowing down and crashing - which stopped as soon as I uninstalled it. Elements allows you to do color corrections, I was just hoping to save a step by getting the white balance right at the time of capture. Thanks again,