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2 WB comparison Geese pics

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by Steve S, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    This was also posted on dpr, but I'm putting it up here too for those that can't stand it over there right now :shock:
    These 2 shots were taken within seconds of each other. The 1st had a WB of Sunny -1, the 2nd shot has a WB of Auto -1. While I did adjust the tone curves to better match each other, I didn't tuch the colors themselves. IMO, Sunny WB shot is MUCH more accurate, but still not perfect. Although still not perfect, I wonder if this had something to do with the setting of Color Mode III? Also, I set the Hue to +3, just because it was the way I have my 2H set up. plus, Yves does it that way, and if it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me in most cases ;)  I think they're both too cool blue, but esp the 2nd shot w/Auto WB. Your thoughts? Shot w/D2X/200-400VR + TC 1.4
    Sunny WB:

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    Nikon D2X
    Focal Length: 550mm
    Optimize Image:
    Color Mode: Mode III (sRGB)
    Long Exposure NR: Off
    High ISO NR: Off
    2005/03/03 07:45:33.7
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
    White Balance: Direct sunlight -1
    Tone Comp.: Normal
    Compressed RAW (12-bit)
    Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
    AF Mode: AF-S
    Hue Adjustment: +3°
    Image Size: Large (4288 x 2848)
    1/125 sec - F/8
    Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
    Saturation: Normal
    Exposure Comp.: +0.3 EV
    Sharpening: Normal
    Lens: VR 200-400mm F/4 G
    Sensitivity: ISO 200
    Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV

    Auto WB:
    View attachment 5826
    Nikon D2X
    Focal Length: 550mm
    Optimize Image:
    Color Mode: Mode III (sRGB)
    Long Exposure NR: Off
    High ISO NR: Off
    2005/03/03 07:43:52.4
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
    White Balance: Auto -1
    Tone Comp.: Normal
    Compressed RAW (12-bit)
    Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
    AF Mode: AF-S
    Hue Adjustment: +3°
    Image Size: Large (4288 x 2848)
    1/60 sec - F/8
    Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
    Saturation: Normal
    Exposure Comp.: +1.0 EV
    Sharpening: Normal
    Lens: VR 200-400mm F/4 G
    Sensitivity: ISO 200
    Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
     
  2. joecolson

    joecolson

    301
    Jan 28, 2005
    Cary, NC
    Steve,

    The first shot is more pleasing to the eye but may not be as "accurate" as the second shot. Try using a gray card and comparing the Auto WB with what the gray card produces. My D2X (which I only got late yesterday) has so far shown amazingly accurate WB on Auto. I use Adobe RGB, Mode II, no hue or tone compensation. I can already tell that the Auto WB on the D2X is far more accurate than that of my D2H.
     
  3. The first shot has more white balance than the auto shot. Nice looking shot!
     
  4. I have used Adobe RGB as well

    And have not had any particular WB issues, seems improved to me, I posted some more pictures yesterday

    www.pbase.com/andreasb/d2x
     
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