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Old Feb 19, 2005, 5:59 PM   #1
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I don't know if anyone owns one of these cameras, but here's a question. I changed my white balance from Auto to Tungsten to compensate for the lighting and all my shots had a blue hue to them. It looked RIDICULOUS and I thought that that can't be right.

Am I doing something wrong or is it supposed to be like that?

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Old Feb 24, 2005, 1:22 PM   #2
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I dont actually know the answer to this, but I have a thought. Do you notice the blue when you view them through your computer? Is it possible its the calibration on your monitor?
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 3:42 PM   #3
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If you are using flash,,do not change the white balance,,,the flash has the same temperature as sunlight (or close to it),,,and will over take the lighting in the room,,,,,so it is not required,,,and changing to tungsten then will cause a blue cast....only change the white balance if flash is NOT used.....



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Old Feb 25, 2005, 8:32 AM   #4
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The Kodaks are excellent at white balance settings on auto, only a few times did I ever need to adjust it on my DX6490.

I recently picked up a Nikon D70 and if shooting jpegs, this thing needs setting up at the location every time, auto is wrong about 70% of the time.
RAW doesn't matter though.

Leave the 7630 on Auto and you will never notice.
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Old Feb 25, 2005, 9:05 PM   #5
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yes what has been said above is correct...leave it on auto unless u wanna capture some nice night shots with a long shutter and no flash.

fluroscent is better matched to fluro lighting

daylight...kinda says it all.

i forgot what tungsten is for...basically a certain type of lighting really.

in my opinion fluroscent white balance leaves a cool effect on photos altho some people will argue that its lame and looks too yellow. ill give u an example:

fluroscent white balance under fluroscent lighting:




and now a photo using standard street lighting:



there is a considerable difference...heres a few more





sorry i couldnt get more photos under the fluro lighting but cops were being nazi... hehe ahh well...enjoy and i hope u can see the difference


these have been taken on a DX7630 btw , using a tripod
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 3:07 AM   #6
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Well that's just awesome, thanks for the feedback guys. So the only time to use the white balance settings is when the flash is not required.

That's a good thing to know.

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