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Old Jul 27, 2004, 8:01 PM   #1
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:?I am wondering if somebody can give me a brief explanation on the WB settings on thiscamera. I have the idea of what the auto settings do and thefirst4 presets. But the third setting, which when selected says " One Touch WB " andthe last 3 settings on the preset menu are a bit confusing.

The manual really gives no information on it. ( Great camera, could use some work on the manual.) What I am trying to do is see if I can use those........I think they arecalled WarmCards........to set the WB to get warmer colours. And if I can do this, how?

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Old Jul 27, 2004, 9:21 PM   #2
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First, have you read the reference manual that's on the CD that came with the camera...it goes into a LOT more detail than the paper manual. If you can't find the CD, you can download the reference manual from (8.2mb):
http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/...ce_English.pdf

The one-touch WB allows you to hold up a card in front of the camera to get the EXACT lighting conditions, usually with a white or 18% gray card.

As for the "last 3 settings on the preset menu" as I don't have a C-4000 I don't know what you are referring to so I can't help you.
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Old Jul 28, 2004, 2:01 PM   #3
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I forgot all about that reference manual on the CD! Duh on my part. Yes, it did go into a little more detail once I found the CD.

"The one-touch WB allows you to hold up a card in front of the camera to get the EXACT lighting conditions, usually with a white or 18% gray card. "

This answered my question though for the One Touch WB setting. Thanks.

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Old Jul 28, 2004, 5:33 PM   #4
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The last 3 presets are for fluorescent lighting. Fluorescents come in several (3?) different types, each with a characteristic colour temperature. Having 3 presets lets you choose the most suitable one for your lighting.

Personally I can never tell what sort of fluorescent lighting I'm in just by looking at it, but shooting a test shot on each preset will show up the differences and give a pretty clear indication which is the right setting for any given set of lights.
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Old Jul 28, 2004, 6:27 PM   #5
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Pardon the intrusion just had to say HI,have wandered round the cameras and ended back with c5060,Iam still as bad.



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Old Jul 28, 2004, 7:26 PM   #6
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You really have to experiment...the one time I did try other settings including one-touch white balance with my C-700, auto white balance did the best job so from then on I stuck with that.
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Old Jul 28, 2004, 7:37 PM   #7
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Yes, all the descriptions were in the reference manual on those particular settings I think, and somebody correct me please if I am incorrect on this, tungsten lighting is the greenish kind of light with the huge bulbs and most other is the fluorescents. I just try to avoidthem allmyself. :sad:


Thanks for the reply.

Mike. I think the expermenting idea is the road I'll follow. It's a new part of the camera features I started to explore, I just know nothing about light and colour temperatures. Thanks.


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Tungsten is the standard household incendescent lightbulb:

http://www.darksky.org/handbook/graphics/inclamp.jpg
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