Custom white balance - What color temp?

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
ronzie Senior Member • Posts: 1,288
Re: Custom white balance - What color temp?

I have my 50D set to 5200 degrees K custom. This is because for me most are outdoors with nature subjects. If light is at sunset values then I want the image to reflect that. I do not want AWB cancelling that.

For flash that setting works because many strobes use about 5500 K. It is also close enough to D65 "pure" value. That's clear sky at noon summer solstice subject illuminated with light from the north.

I shoot RAW and modify in PP the color temperature setting as needed.

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