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Old May 6, 2004, 2:15 PM   #1
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Has anyone had any experience setting the white balance using the quick reference button under water. I have a Light & Motion housing but anything deeper than 3 meters and the white balance will not set - No Good is all I get, yet on land in any lighting condititons the WB works perfectly.
If anyone has had similar problems or can suggest how to get this to work I would love to hear from you.
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Old Jan 11, 2005, 5:35 AM   #2
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I've found similar problems with a Nikon D70. It seems that the colour filtration effect of the water gives too great a colour cast for the camera to take a white balance reading. In effect there is no true white at that depth.

I have had a lot of success using photoshop and a reference shot. I take a shot of a white dive slate and then take the shots I want at the same depth. In photoshop I use the dropper tool in the raw converter to set the slate as white and then save the settings. I can then import the settings when processing the remaining settings. You can do a similar thing with the levels tool in photoshop if you don't have raw files.
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