What K bulbs for taking photos

Started Oct 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: What K bulbs for taking photos
In reply to Lemming51, Oct 21, 2012

Lemming51 wrote:

shenlonco wrote:

Hi i am looking to get some fluressant light bulbs and i have a T3 what K range bulbs work best I am using a photo box ?

I see they have 6500k , 5400K 5500K

anyone know what works best?



Probably more knowlege on this subject can be found in the Studio and Lighting Technique forum,


My guess is it doesn't matter, so long as you set the WB to match that K.  The T3 isn't able to directly set the WB as a K value, but the K value for the different presets is displayed when that preset is selected.  Or you can use the Custom WB feature (p. 115-116 of the instruction manual).

Best solution is to shoot RAW and correct the WB in post-processing using Digital Photo Professional (included with your T3) or other photosoftware.

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I did purchase these lights off E-bay

I think they should work out well


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