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  1. #1
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    Canon XSI crappy White Balance?

    Canon xsi crappy White Balance? Maybe I don't know how to use the camera?
    My Canon SD1100IS on auto is always perfect.. the XSI is WAY TO WARM.. I have to adjust every single picture! Am I missing something.. I'm talking about indoor shots.
    Last edited by PhotoMaster; 11-13-2008 at 12:18 AM.

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    there are quite a few xsi owners here. i've never noticed any WB problems from them.
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    I wouldn't say its crappy

    I'd think its more...wild indoors, sometimes I do change it to fluorescent but for the most part it usually nails it

    and I don't think its something worth complaining, I guess when it comes to dSLR's, you gotta be more hands on than you would with a compact
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    I always shoot raw... But going through 300 pictures to fix white balance isn't fun... They are just way to warm... I read that camera's like the D300 don't do that and nail it every time, is that true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoMaster View Post
    I always shoot raw... But going through 300 pictures to fix white balance isn't fun... They are just way to warm... I read that camera's like the D300 don't do that and nail it every time, is that true?
    you can fix the white balance of multiple photos in one click ya know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turn View Post
    you can fix the white balance of multiple photos in one click ya know
    Ditto. AWB for indoor use is a joke on any dSLR I've ever used. Shoot RAW and fix it in DPP or LR with a few clicks.
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    My $129 (after rebate of course) Fuji F40fd is excellent when it comes to automatic white balance (and exposure for that matter), but my $2100 (used of course) 1D II always gets it wrong when indoors.

    If you don't want to shoot RAW & your shots are too green, set the camera to Fluorescent WB. If the shots are too yellow, set the same to Tungsten WB.

    An alternative is to set a manual Kelvin (K) temperature if your camera supports it. You can print this chart for reference: http://www.apogeephoto.com/july2004/jaltengarten7_2004.shtml
    Fluorescent isn't on the chart so you'll want to read down a little bit about it. I actually recommend reading the entire page, and not just printing the chart and scootin'.
    Last edited by cdifoto; 11-13-2008 at 08:19 AM.
    Ouch.

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    Yeah, I'm with Don - for indoors at night, all three Canon DSLR's I've used (XT, 5D, 40D) suck on auto WB. But even the tungsten setting I found too warm. Choose "K" and set it around 2600-2800K and see what you get.
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    I've always wondered why white balance meters were so expensive. Imagine taking out your light meter and getting a perfect exposure and colour temperature reading for every shot. Simple and effective. That would be fantastic.
    Last edited by zmikers; 11-13-2008 at 04:24 PM.
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