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 Post subject: E510 auto white balance
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:59 pm 
I have read from some web-sites that E510 have a problem in auto white balance that it can not be relied on so much.

I'm quite new in D-SLR camera so i'm not sure, in general working, if setting AUTO WB balance is a good option or just better using manual it


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:55 pm 
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Hi universe_sound, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!

Every single one of these photos was taken with AWB: ... ages.shtml

What do you think of them?

Apart from some hiccups indoors, which to be fair can affect all cameras, I think it's fine.

AWB genrally works well, but if you have time, I'd always recommend dialing-in a white balance preset which best matches the conditions - such as cloudy or shade. This only takes a second. Or shoot in RAW which lets you easily choose a different white balance using your computer later.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:04 pm 
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Yeah universe_sound, if you're WB-challenged, shoot RAW.
That's what I do, and never bother again while shooting...

Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:38 pm 
Thank you verymuch. That's really usefull to me.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:47 pm 
I just custom set the WB with a sheet of A4 sheet of white paper in the correct light....and its perfect.

Hold down the [FN] Function botton preset in menu and fill the view finder with the sheet of paper and it will automatically set the WB.

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