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Old Aug 20, 2006, 2:57 PM   #1
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I shoot theatre shots for several community dance productions and can never be sure what White Balance setting is the best. I usually shoot with the 2.8 Nikon 70-200 at a high ISO in RAW. Should I use Auto or go with incandescent or?:?
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Old Aug 20, 2006, 3:21 PM   #2
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If your shooting RAW, the white balance setting is irrelavant. When you process the RAW image, you select/fine tune your white balance and apply the settings to your final image. A raw image is just that, RAW. No settings or in camera tuning are applied.
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Thanks, I'm somewhat new to RAW. I should have stated that I used to shoot in JPEG HI Res and could not settle on a White Balance..
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In tough lighting conditions, your best bet is to shoot RAW. If your uncomfortable shooting raw, then I sould suggest setting a custom white balance using a gray card.
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You could try bracketing as well...
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Mooshie2 wrote:
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You could try bracketing as well...
Bracketing relates more to exposure than white balance.
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You can use bracketing with white balance also.
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Old Aug 22, 2006, 10:38 AM   #8
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Does the D50 have a custom WB setting where you can allow the camera to take a sample picture to measure the correct white balance? If so, you can try that, but be aware that if you do go this route, you have toremeasure if you switch between flash and non-flash shots.

If not, then I'd go with what rjseeney said and shoot RAW and adjust the WB later, much safer this way.
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