I always shoot RAW but have been attempting recently to produce a menu using Vivid picture control to get everything right in camera for that bank so that the RAW required as little adjustment as possible as I see it.
I invariably set WB to Auto in camera but almost always change it to cloudy or shade in Capture NX2 for the bright conditions I mostly shoot in.
OK I can change it post but I was wondering how close Auto really is to say the daylight setting?
For my purposes I could eliminate a step by setting cloudy in camera.
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#1. "RE: WB" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 12-Aug-13 06:11 PM
Until recently, I have mostly used the presets of sunny, cloudy, etc. I got into this habit back with my D200. The problem normally was one of changing light conditions. Over the last few months I have been using auto-WB in the changing conditions and been quite happy with it. However, auto-WB does have a limited range to it; from Thom Hogan's D700 book:
Nikon claims that this function works at any color temperature between 3500K and 8000K. Note that most indoor lighting falls below that range! Moreover, my experience tell me that the D700 gets less accurate towards the extremes. I'd say the most accurate range is much narrower, perhaps 4000 to 6200K.
Almost of the time, I have something white in the frame. While not necessarily planned that way, I am pretty sure that this helps with the accuracy of the camera's WB guessing.
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