Use D600 to help assess mixed lighting?

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Use D600 to help assess mixed lighting?
7 months ago

I am thinking I might be able to use my D600 to help me evaluate the color temperature of a mixed lighting site IF I can determine in-camera the Kelvin setting the camera selects when I do a manual white balance preset. Is there a way to get the Kelvin setting for a preset white balance in-camera?

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Basically what I want to be able to do is determine the color temperature of an office with the overhead lights (probably fluorescent) on and off in a pre-shoot visit to the site so I can determine ahead of time what lighting to use and how to gel it. I know there are color meters designed for this but I don't have one and am hoping I can use my cam as a work around until I get one. I suppose I could take a series of images, each with its own preset wb, and then examine these in Lightroom to determine what the Kelvin value was, but I would prefer to have this information while at the site. Suggestions?

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