WB Hates Whiteys

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Wanchese
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WB Hates Whiteys
Jun 18, 2014

On all of my Nikon bodies, my WB (auto) freaks the F out and gets extremely warm after I shoot a white car or a subject with wide blue sky background. Anyone know why?

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In reply to Wanchese, Jun 18, 2014

Auto WB is often 'fooled' by dominant non-target colours in a scene. In the case of the blue-sky background it's trying to neutralise the sky by warming it.

The only time I use Auto now is in mixed artificial lighting. For everything else I pick a particular balance preset (eg Daylight) and stick to it. Resulting colours might be 'off', but at least they're consistently off.

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In reply to BartyLobethal, Jun 18, 2014

Cheers...thanks for the explanation and workaround.

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