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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:36 AM   #1
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WB - Preset A and B

I'am a New bee wit the EA50...

Is it possible to memorize a known WB for exemp. 3.400 K in memory A and 5.800 K in memory B?
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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:49 AM   #2
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Re: WB - Preset A and B

Hi Marc

You can only store one preset in Kelvin and it has to be done via the menu under camera set, WB preset. To store A and B settings you have to physically do a manual WB indoors and save under "B" then one outdoors and svae under "A"

That's how I read the camera manual but I could be wrong!! Noa would know as he is a "manual" guy!!

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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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Re: WB - Preset A and B

Marc,

The camera is set up the way Chris described for a reason. I suggest setting the menu selectable presets for standard daylight or tungsten, whatever you prefer. “A” & “B” presets are there to quickly give you a perfect white balance under many lighting situations. Unless your shooting under controlled and repeatable situations like a studio I would not set A or B and let it ride. I would not assume all tungsten and all daylight go by the book numbers. Set A or B once for each shoot and they will hold it even while you turn the camera off. Cameras detect changes in light we don’t see because our brain compensates for the change. If you are moving around with the camera in and out of changing light, auto WB is sometimes your best bet. When the light source is fixed I dial in with A or B.

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Old May 20th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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Hi Marc

99% of the time I use AutoWB and it doesn't let me down even in mixed light ...it's pretty quick adjusting too!! Suggested is run AutoWB and then either use manual or dial in a setting in places where the WB just won't handle it ... I have yet to find where the Auto has failed me so it is pretty good unless you purposely want to mess with colours .... If it's a special shoot (say like a sunset where you want to push the reds/oranges) you can also do this in a Picture Profile and store it in the camera

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Old May 21st, 2013, 10:04 AM   #5
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Re: WB - Preset A and B

Thanks folks for the quick response!

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Hi Marc

99% of the time I use AutoWB and it doesn't let me down even in mixed light ...it's pretty quick adjusting too!! Suggested is run AutoWB and then either use manual or dial in a setting in places where the WB just won't handle it ... I have yet to find where the Auto has failed me so it is pretty good unless you purposely want to mess with colours .... If it's a special shoot (say like a sunset where you want to push the reds/oranges) you can also do this in a Picture Profile and store it in the camera

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