Unitary WB trivial to accomplish with Canon DSLR's?

Started Oct 13, 2012 | Questions thread
OP l_d_allan Veteran Member • Posts: 5,049
Re: Unitary WB trivial to accomplish with Canon DSLR's?

cs hauser wrote:

For most other large-sensor cameras, UniWB is essentially obsolete. The new Sony & Nikon sensors have 14 stops of dynamic range in RAW. For most situations, there's more than enough leeway to avoid both clipped highlights and shadow banding at base ISO.

Alas, Canon sensors aren't quite there yet.

To me, regardless of Canon vs Nikon vs Sony, and regardless of how much dynamic range (DR) a f.f. has, you still want to use the available DR as well as possible. ETTR helps. I think of UniWB as "enhanced ETTR", but it is a nuisance to use due to the green cast.

I'm finding that using the "Custom Picture Style" with lower Contrast = 0, and lower Saturation = 0, seems to give me close to the advantages of full UniWB without the hassle of UniWB. YMMV

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