D7100 skin tones

Started May 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kerry Pierce
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custom WB is the only way to go
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There are some good replies in the thread already, but here's my 2 cents.

If you're having issues with colors, it's much easier to get what you want by doing a custom WB, each time the light changes.

I use an ExpoDisc, identical to this one on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/ExpoImaging-ExpoDisc-Digital-Balance-Filter/dp/B0002GFOSU

It's fast and easy to do a custom WB with this device and it has saved me a ton of time, effort and aggravation over the years.

Of course, there are many other method/tools to do a custom WB.  I've tried most of them and keep coming back to the ExpoDisc.

I only use the in-camera WB when I don't think that WB will be an issue.  But, on any important shots, I'll at least use an X-Rite color checker target in a couple shots, if I don't use the ExpoDisc.  Sometimes I'll use both, when I think the lighting is really goofy.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NU5UW8/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thus, my advice is to find a method that you like to use to set a custom WB and then leave your color worries behind, at least under most normal lighting conditions. There are some artificial lights that simply defy any effort to do a good custom WB.

good luck.

Kerry

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