Why is daylight WB so blue on the D750? Locked

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AZBlue
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Re: Why is daylight WB so blue on the D750?

Kung Fu wrote:

AZBlue wrote:

Kung Fu wrote:

AZBlue wrote:

You couldn't shoot that without a ND filter?

Let’s see: using “sunny f16”, at f/2 ISO100, shutter speed would need to be 1/6400s. Max shutter speed on the D750 is 1/4000s.

Adding the ND brought that down 3 stops to 1/800s. So the answer to your question is no.

I'm basing my question on your EXIF settings. You can achieve the same exposure using ISO 50 at 1/3200 second, both of which the D750 supports.

If you looked at the complete EXIF you’d see I’m in manual exposure mode, so the +1 exp compensation is ignored.

Doesn't change anything. Your EXIF shows 1/800s, f/2, ISO100. Those are the settings you used. After removing your 3-stop ND, you would get the same exposure at 1/3200, f/2, ISO50 as I stated previously. ISO 50 and 1/3200 are both available to you.

Kung Fu wrote:

larrywilson wrote:

AZBlue wrote:

Kung Fu wrote:

AZBlue wrote:

You couldn't shoot that without a ND filter?

Let’s see: using “sunny f16”, at f/2 ISO100, shutter speed would need to be 1/6400s. Max shutter speed on the D750 is 1/4000s.

Adding the ND brought that down 3 stops to 1/800s. So the answer to your question is no.

I'm basing my question on your EXIF settings. You can achieve the same exposure using ISO 50 at 1/3200 second, both of which the D750 supports. For greater subject separation, you should consider using a longer focal length. What you're getting at f/2 using this lens is nothing special or interesting.

Yes, I agree with using a longer focal length lens. A 35mm lens does not give a person the isolation of the subject as well as a longer length lens.

You guys obviously don’t shoot street photography.

Street photography is much more about context than subject isolation. You are attempting to do both and are getting mediocre results. If you want to better isolate your subject, using a longer lens will get you that isolation while allowing a smaller aperture to be used. If you want to show your subject in context, there should be no issue increasing your f-stop to f/2.8 or higher, allowing you to ditch the cumbersome ND filter.

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