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September 18th, 2010, 11:30 AM
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I have an 18% grey card and would like to try to set a custom WB. Would this even be worth it even though I shoot RAW?
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September 18th, 2010, 11:47 AM
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I forget which camera you have...I shoot canon and this is how you do it on my camera....I'm sure nikon is similar....

Fill your veiwfinder with the graycard (in the lighting that you are taking your pics in) and take a pic of it

Menu button....camera settings 2 (the camera pic with 2 dots)...custom WB....then it will let you select a picture....select the pic of your graycard and it will tell you to go set your white balance to custom

then you hit the WB button on the back of your camera and choose custom

Like I said it should be pretty similar on nikon if you shoot nikon....I like to try to get it as close to right as I possibly can in camera....but you can adjust it if you shoot in raw so it's fixable
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September 18th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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I would highly suggest not to i custom set my wb and havent been able to get it back to normal ever since
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September 18th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Wow! Great. I have a canon. So I'm doing a shoot tonight by this huge Victorian mansion and it's obviously outside, can I set this WB once or should I do it with every shot I take around the building?
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September 18th, 2010, 12:40 PM
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Wow! Great. I have a canon. So I'm doing a shoot tonight by this huge Victorian mansion and it's obviously outside, can I set this WB once or should I do it with every shot I take around the building?
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September 18th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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you only need to change it your lighting changes.......so if you move from a sunny-ish side of the house to a more shaded side you will need to reset it.....but IMO it's worth the extra work I get MUCH better results than I do with auto whitebalance...

mine is super easy to switch between custom and auto (or any other mode which i never use cus I always get WONKY colors) it's just the button on the back fo the camera...so if you end up not liking the results....or having issues you could always just switch back to auto....but shooting in raw...White balance is a pretty easy fix usually
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September 18th, 2010, 02:13 PM
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you only need to change it your lighting changes.......so if you move from a sunny-ish side of the house to a more shaded side you will need to reset it.....but IMO it's worth the extra work I get MUCH better results than I do with auto whitebalance...

mine is super easy to switch between custom and auto (or any other mode which i never use cus I always get WONKY colors) it's just the button on the back fo the camera...so if you end up not liking the results....or having issues you could always just switch back to auto....but shooting in raw...White balance is a pretty easy fix usually
Ok thx mama:-)
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