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Forum: Photographic Technique 04-03-2019, 01:27 PM  
AWB, how and when the camera decides?
Posted By swanlefitte
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Yep the kp has the dial for iso, I have to menu dive. Would be cool to have a Kelvin dail but.....
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-03-2019, 12:21 PM  
AWB, how and when the camera decides?
Posted By swanlefitte
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Basically I wondered if there was a way not to change settings without going into the menu. A quick override while I practice panoramas. Thus learning how the camera implements awb was helpful to be as creative in my options.
Like using manual lenses before I knew about the green button was pretty easy but the green button is much less hassle even though I could get the same shot with a couple seconds more work.
That's it.
I am practicing panoramas but wb changing is distracting with them. If as I am out and find a possible subject to practice I won't worry about changing the settings and put it together as is. I don't plan on keeping my tests. It's just to see how that subject in that environment works with stitching and composition, a button punch would be great but not worth a menu dive. If a test turns out worth keeping I will go back and correct all the raws in a batch but i am not going to do it for 20 batches of 20 photos 1 batch at a time. Loading in acr will take an hour. I can do that or let colorshifts be An annoyance
or menu dive 20 times in 2 hours of shooting. A quick button would save me so thats why i asked if there was one.
Since there is no quick button I choose the colorshift. If I change to jpg because of processing time then I will set my white balance, again which I could avoid if there was a quick button.
If I learn what I am doing and I am shooting handheld panoramas with an expectation of getting a photo not a test shot, it won't matter to me because batch processing will be the norm.
I have a specific purpose and I want the most reasonable way to my preferences and purpose. Normally I chase the butterflys in awb happily as long as I haven't changed the settings.
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-03-2019, 10:32 AM  
AWB, how and when the camera decides?
Posted By swanlefitte
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
I am going to reset my settings now. I forgot. I forget iOS settings I forget to switch back to manual and I forget to drop 2 second delay all the time.
When I wait 10 minutes for a butterfly to land and miss my 1 shot it's not fun.
Any change is a major chance I miss a shot so I am against doing it.
I shoot raw and color balance in post . I have grey cards and color checkers I rarely use. Awb gets me close so I use it.
Follow a monarch around in shade then with a blue wall etc. No time to menu dive and set wb. Hardly time to frame and focus. I was hoping for something faster, that's all. I compose and reframe more often than changing my focus point because it's faster than the controller esp when my controller is toggled to wb.
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-03-2019, 09:13 AM  
AWB, how and when the camera decides?
Posted By swanlefitte
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
I can lock autofocus so why not think autocolor could too. I know I can set my own wb but that takes time in menus. Most of the time I don't want true color but for a fast panorama it sucks changing everything. I changed my wb and then an opportunity arose and I had the wrong settings. That means even more time. Now I am sure when I am done i will forget to change back meaning even more time in post redoing things. A quick aim holding a button down to lock the readings like half shutter press for autofocus or green button for auto metering would be nice.
....still waiting on my panorama to merge this whole time writing but then it took more minutes loading the batch to apply settings.
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-03-2019, 08:21 AM  
AWB, how and when the camera decides?
Posted By swanlefitte
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Alright, it's determining after the fact and my buffer might fill a frame or 2 earlier. I won't test it because it's not worth the shutter wear.
I was hoping it was before the photo because I could manipulate it. Still will in Photoshop. Now for panorama I have to switch the setting or batch process multi shots which takes time. I hate switching settings because I am notoriously forgetting to switch them back. Would have been nice to focus on some white thing out of frame to read off of and keep that locked, especially with a manual focus lens.
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-03-2019, 07:10 AM  
AWB, how and when the camera decides?
Posted By swanlefitte
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Thanks.
So what determines it? I mean even if I set the white balance before I shoot it is applied after. Is it determined after or before?
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-03-2019, 06:04 AM  
AWB, how and when the camera decides?
Posted By swanlefitte
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Been wondering about auto white balance. First when is it determined? Is it after the shot during the processing or during metering? If it's after that's all I need to know. If not is it based on my spot or matrix metering or something else if I lock focus and recompose is it locked in too? There are more questions but I suspect the camera analyses the histogram after to decide, in which case I wonder if using it will slow down the buffering in muti-shot.
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