On the dynamic range of RAW...

Started Nov 30, 2004 | Discussions thread
Michael Meissner
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Re: RAW noise

Guy Parsons wrote:

I thought RAW didn't have white balance, that's done later at RAW
conversion time. Or are we talking about the JPEG here? I need to
read the book but there has to be a way to manually set a likely
white balance based on type of lighting. Anyway, small white
balance errors can easily be sorted out in the edit program. I use
Auto WB all the time and have very few problems. Your mixed
lighting may cause problems, you need to have a filter over the
flash to make it the same colour temperature as the halogen lights,
or you really should try halogen lamps only.

I don't have a camera that has a RAW mode, but I thought I had read that on at least some cameras, the camera records the WB in the RAW file as a hint to the conversion process (which of course is free to ignore it).

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