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mdbassman Feb 15, 2005 6:06 AM

I am new to DSLR's. I have a 20D. I want to adjust the color temp for cloudy,bright sun, overcast etc. but find that the 20D uses BAMG settings to do this. Is there a simple correlation for just cloudy,bright,overcast???

Setiprime Feb 17, 2005 6:13 PM

You have the ability to use the degrees Kelvin WB setting on your 20D.

I use it a lot. Trouble is - unless you have a meter to read - you have to use the old brain/eye to estimate the rating.

I use bright [email protected] about 5400-5600K

Bright [email protected] 6200-7000K

But you will have to mess around with it. Funny thing is thhat a LOT of people don't even know what Kelvin temperature is.

Also keep in mind if you move from sun to shade K temp changes drastically. Kick it back to AWB which is pretty darned good most of the time.

Let me know what you find out with your camera.

mdbassman Feb 18, 2005 6:00 AM

Thanks for the info. It has been a while(college Physics) since I used the Kelvin scale. Guess I will need a refresher. Thanks for the info.


Setiprime Feb 18, 2005 7:52 AM

It is kinda funny that you see so many comments onthe sameaspects of the 20D and so many owners don't really understand what a versitile camera it is.

Don't see my self as need anything "new" for quite a while.

Good shooting -

Jon F.

mdbassman Feb 18, 2005 12:43 PM

Thanks for the reply Jon. Cameras are getting more sophisticated and require a bit more "playing" to refine your shooting techniques. Yes you are correct in your analysis.

I do wish DSLR manufacturers would "step down" their explanations of some of the more sophisticated functions of their product. But that may reduce the pleasantness of people like you who help us uninformed users. Have a great weekend!


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