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 s_grins, Feb 12, 2013

s_grins wrote:

If skin tones are so important to you

and

you have time to play with custom K balance,

why not to use gray card before you a take shot? (you do not have to place the card into bath tub).

Because in most of these family snapshot situations I neither have time nor do I like to incur my family's wrath by running after them with gray cards.

In the two examples I posted here we have:

1) Baby and mother fully prepared and dressed (warm) to leave the house (cold).

2) Baby and mother being busy enough getting the baby clean without the baby drowning and moaning (she is still getting used to being bathed).

Auto WB is an auto, so it is not perfect. I never use auto WB indoors, and outdoors I prefer to use "SUN" or "SHADOW" or "CLOUD" WB, but not auto.

I will quote myself: "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."

Next is a PP, but this is separate issue

Seems like I am stuck with manual PP if both camera and in software (LR4) Auto WB hit so far off the mark.

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