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Old Dec 4, 2002, 1:02 PM   #1
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Default White Balance & Canon D-60

White Balance and Canon D-60:

I’m not very knowledgeable about the intricacies of white balance…so please bear with me…

What is the difference(s) between using the Auto WB option and being sure the WB is set to each changing lighting condition? Are the differences that critical?

Please elaborate. Many thanks.

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Old Dec 5, 2002, 8:36 PM   #2
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I generally use AWB, and find it is more accurate than the presets in most lighting situations. In low light there is a real problem, and I have used CustomWB, where you shoot a gray or white card and tell the camera to use that to set the White Balance. this actually works better than any of the presets and better than the AutoWB in most cases.

On heavily overcast days I use the Clouds preset, and on bright, sunny days with blue skies, I use the Sunny preset.

When I shoot a series of pix for a panorama, I choose the appropriate preset (for example, Sunny, when I am doing a landscape in the sun.) The reason for that is to keep the same white balance from image to image, so that they can be "stitched" into a seamless panorama.

Hope this helps...
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