EM-5: Confused by Auto White-Balance results

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Timur Born
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Re: EM-5: Confused by Auto White-Balance results
In reply to micksh6, Feb 12, 2013

But isn't "Auto" WB supposed to compensate for changes of lens coloring and especially changes of light (temperature)? In the end the sensor and thus the "Auto" WB algorithms look through the lens, too. So when different lenses let through different "whites" then the algorithms should compensate for it, should it not?

And of course flash changes color temperature, but again "Auto" WB should make up for it. Of course it isn't perfect, but such a gross difference as shown in my second pair of shots is far from what I would expect from an "Auto" system (2400K vs. 5100K).

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