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May 05, 2007 04:16 |  #1

is it best to set awb or manul in the studio using flash strobe's although i shoot raw so its not a problem some people that use my studio shooting jpeg and will only use awb .
a few quick test's iv done indecate my light's are close to 5700k .
but can awb react fast enough to set a corect WB ..
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May 05, 2007 04:18 |  #2

i usually just use AWB.


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May 05, 2007 05:53 |  #3

I have found that with my 20D, AWB is wrong more than it is right. It would be very wise to set the white balance to a single setting instead of using AWB.

You could even make all your .JPG files come out right by doing a Custom White Balance setup at the beginning of the series. I often do that since I shoot RAW plus large JPG.


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May 05, 2007 07:47 |  #4

AWB sucks IMO. I only use it outside, when light is changing, *and* I shoot Raw.
Otherwise always manual WB or CWB.


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May 05, 2007 08:40 |  #5

Thank's i will set it manul and 5700k for today's shoot.
shooting raw +jpeg
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May 05, 2007 08:40 as a reply to  @ René Damkot's post |  #6

The specifications for your strobes should tell you the color temperature of the flashtube. I use Alien Bees, which operate at 5600 degrees K. I shoot RAW and typically set my white balance to K (color temperature) and set the actual temperature for ~5900 or 6000 degrees K. This warms things up a little in camera and looks more natural and pleasing.


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May 05, 2007 08:41 |  #7

TMR Design wrote in post #3155380 (external link)
The specifications for your strobes should tell you the color temperature of the flashtube. I use Alien Bees, which operate at 5600 degrees K. I shoot RAW and typically set my white balance to K (color temperature) and set the actual temperature for ~5900 or 6000 degrees K. This warms things up a little in camera and looks more natural and pleasing.

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