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Getting WB reading from AUTO whilst shooting?

SupraDad

MERRIMACK, US
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SupraDad Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2012
Wed 05-Feb-14 04:45 PM

If one wants to do a bracketed set of shots for HDR purposes then one should in theory lock the white balance value across the series of shots. So I'm wondering: would an AUTO white balance naturally change during the series, or does the change in exposure (-/+ EV) cause a recheck of the white balance and thus potentially change it between shots (not desired).

If it can change, is there a way to "lock" that setting (much like I can do with the exposure and focus)? Or does one really have to select either a pre-configured one (Incandescent, Fluorescent, ..., Shade) or specify a value (K, PRE)?

I have seen in the documentation where you can choose a WB based upon a previous photo - so I'm assuming worst case one could take a shot using AUTO, then select that for a specific WB for there on out - but it looks a little bit onerous to do in the field...

Thanks,
Alan

Regards,
Alan

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