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Piotr Wozniacki January 20th, 2007 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris Hurd
You're talking about the daylight vs. tungsten WB switch. Agreed. This is shaping up to be my single biggest complaint about the XH. It's an important switch that has definitely been put in the wrong place. There is a work-around however. Dial in a custom WB setting for Preset Position A of 3200 degrees Kelvin. Then dial in a custom WB setting for Preset Position B of 5600 degrees Kelvin. Problem solved... you've now successfully relocated the daylight / tungsten switch where it belongs, at the expense of giving up the custom WB settings.

Thankfully there's very little else to find fault with.

Chris, could you please elaborate on this method? I can't figure out how to K-dial anything for a Preset Positions:(

Chris Hurd January 20th, 2007 08:52 PM

You're right. Was I hallucinating when I wrote that? Maybe.

You can use warm cards or other-color bounce cards to cheat the preset positions into the colors you want; and the default Daylight and Tungsten settings can be tweaked up or down by several steps... although I have no idea how many degrees Kelvin each step represents. We'll have to find out.

Bill Busby January 21st, 2007 04:09 AM

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that the (K) Color Temp is a separate function unto itself & useful for example, if one knows the Kelvin Temperature such as studio lighting, etc. you can just dial it in & does not change default values for the daylight & Tungsten selections.

On page 62, it states there's auto white, indoor & outdoor, 2 manual modes (A&B) & color temperature setting (based on Kelvin degrees) which says is in 100 degree increments.

Bill


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