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11-17-2007, 02:31 PM   #16
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I use custom setting, with B+6 (one step from the far blue side of the quadrant). Seems to be perfect for indoors with usual lamps w/o flash. Anyway, setting custom WB in K10D is SO easy, that it's not a problem at all.

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Anyone tried the Expodisc?
I use a cheapo white plastic lens cap thing to set it (sometimes).
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I'm a newbe to this white balance, the manual says to use white paper to set the wb. Is there a easy and cheep way or must I buy what I've seen on line? or is there another way like use the white body cap that came with the camera?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gale Shaffer Quote
I'm a newbe to this white balance, the manual says to use white paper to set the wb. Is there a easy and cheep way or must I buy what I've seen on line? or is there another way like use the white body cap that came with the camera?
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Forget all of that. Assuming you have a K10D, just take a photo and then select Fn use the selector to pick WB and then you will see an interactive display of your last shot that changes as you adjust the WB.

Using a sheet of paper is not the same as getting your images (skin tones, whites, etc where you want them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gale Shaffer Quote
I'm a newbe to this white balance, the manual says to use white paper to set the wb. Is there a easy and cheep way or must I buy what I've seen on line? or is there another way like use the white body cap that came with the camera?
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If there's something color-neutral (white, or neutral gray) around that's being lit by the same light-source as your subject, simply use that as your target when you're setting custom WB. Then tweak slightly on the grid 'til it looks right.
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I take a test shot first ... and then adjust WB accordingly ... if i don't like the presets available. I then manual choose what I want (but that's rare though).
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