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08-13-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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same camera and lens

i have shot with 2 of the same cameras with the same lens, both in auto. How come one is way warmer looking then the other?

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It's set to auto, so the camera has to guess at the white balance. If your framing is slightly changed, the algorithms in the camera will interpret the scene differently and change the white balance accordingly.
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At the same time? Was the lighting fluorescent?
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same time. checked all the settings. is there one i could have missed?

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the lighting is overhead incadecent. may actually be one of those cfl bulbs. just doing some camera testing. i swapped lenses, and still one is shooting "greener" while one is "redder"
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QuoteOriginally posted by adpo Quote
It's set to auto, so the camera has to guess at the white balance. If your framing is slightly changed, the algorithms in the camera will interpret the scene differently and change the white balance accordingly.

i have shot multiple images back and forth, and the one is continuously warmer in color than the other
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Can you post some examples with EXIF intact?
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Can you post some examples with EXIF intact?
EXIF??---- sorry I'-m not sure what that is. I'm newish to digital.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pixxie Quote
EXIF??---- sorry I'-m not sure what that is. I'm newish to digital.
All of the metadata the camera stores with the image, it tells the settings that were used for the image. As long as it is uploaded straight from the camera it should be still there, some editing programs strip it.
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It could be as simple as manufacturing tolerances, causing the slight variations in the camera sensors and hence the way that they record images.

If colour is critical, I use the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, which saves so much time in PP later.
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Pixxie- It sounds like you are saving your images as jpeg images rather than RAW. RAW images are pretty much 'as is' as seen by the sensor, and jpeg images are created by the camera's built-in computer from RAW data.

However, your camera's jpeg software is adjustable. There are several pre-programmed variations and the ability to build a custom jpeg rendition. If there is a noticeable difference between two cameras used right next to each other with the same lens and other settings, I would look at the jpeg rendition settings. You don't tell us which camera body you are using, but you can reach the jpeg rendition settings on most via the INFO button.

Tell us what you find.
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im using a kx.
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im using a kx.
Press the INFO button and look at how your jpeg settings are on each camera.
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Press the INFO button and look at how your jpeg settings are on each camera.
they are the same :/
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i manual wb them both to a white paper, and still one is shooting warmer
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