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Old Aug 25, 2008, 8:51 PM   #1
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Guys,

How to set white balance on Sony Alpha 300 as natural colour reproduction same like konica minolta 5D/7D.
it looks any different colour result by alpha 300 than KM5D.

Please advice.

Thanks a lot.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 7:05 AM   #2
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The Natural setting in the KM 5D is not a white balance setting. That setting impacts the contrast curve and color space being used by the camera.

With the A300, take a look at the Creative Style Settings on the first page of your record menus, which is designed to influence those parameters. See the screen shot from an A350 below (and it should work the same with the A300). You can select from Standard (which is probably closest to Natural), Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night View, Sunset, B&W and AdobeRGB. You may also want to experiment with Contrast and Saturation until you get the "look" that you find most appealing. Ditto for your new DRO (Dynamic Range Optmization) choices. I'd probably turn it off to get closer to the look of a 5D, since DRO is going to boost shadows in many conditions.




Record Menu:
  • Image size - Large (14M), Medium (7.7M), Small (3.5M) [/*]
  • Aspect ratio - 3:2 (default) or 16:9 (HDTV) [/*]
  • Quality - RAW (uncompressed), RAW & JPEG, Fine, Standard [/*]
  • Creative style - Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night View, Sunset, B&W, AdobeRGB [/*]
  • Flash control - ADI flash (Advanced Distance Integration flash metering) or Pre-flashTTL [/*]
  • Flash compensation - ±2EV in 1/3 EV steps [/*]
  • Priority setup - AF or Release [/*]
  • AF illuminator - Auto or Off [/*]
  • Long exposure NR - On (default) or Off [/*]
  • High ISO NR - On (default) or Off [/*]
  • Rec mode reset - Restores factory Record mode default settings [/*]



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Old Aug 26, 2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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JimC, thanks for your information, I will try your advise as guide.

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