Home News Buyers Guide About Advertising
 
 
 
   
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: a300 @ ISO1600

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ohio, USA.
    Posts
    1,161
    Great, thanks Don, I have been setting for AWB on my inside high ISO no flash sports shots. Our gym is pretty nicely lit as far as gyms seem to go. I havent been able to find a good setting, Tungsten i just can't get it 'bright' enough, and fluorescent with the yellowis colored reflective hardwood just really 'yellows' out the shot, Need to go out early some night and go up the scale maybe.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Guelph, Ontario
    Posts
    1,903
    ok so is the purpose of white balance to match what the eye sees based on the lighting when composing or what the whites should look like in an ideal lighting scenario?
    i tend to go for what the eye sees but i agree Don's edit looks better.

    i'm very impressed with the noise levels! hopefully there will be a fw update that would make ISO3200 usable as well.
    Canon EOS 7D

    flickr
    FLUIDR

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Monmouthshire, UK
    Posts
    2,152
    _____________________________
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Monmouthshire, UK
    Posts
    2,152
    Your brain is very good at judging what is white (and compensating) under different light sources. Not so the camera, it needs a bit(lot) of help to decide what is actually white and when it gets it wrong you get a colour cast.
    Changing the selector to Sunny, Cloudy etc... gets you in the right ball park but the only way to be certain is "Custom WB". An 18% grey card is the cheapest solution but a bit "clunky"; the clip on front cap type are a more elegant solution but expensive.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Des Plaines, IL
    Posts
    9,554
    It does help to toss your subject a 18% Gray card ... do a quick shot with it in the frame and then have them toss it back and finish your series. You also can place it at an extreme edge in the frame (so it can be easily cropped) ... you really only need one shot (given the lighting doesn't change). Great suggestion, Peek.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,204
    Without a gray card, you can do a custom WB in your camera and let it figure out what true white should be. It's the bottom most WB option in the WB menu.
    flickr

    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Monmouthshire, UK
    Posts
    2,152
    Doesn't that need you to point at a neutral toned area to set it though?
    You can "Bracket" the WB with the A700 (don't know about A100/350)

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Des Plaines, IL
    Posts
    9,554
    No, Custom WB requires use of a white spot ... not neutral.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Guelph, Ontario
    Posts
    1,903
    yes the a300 has a Hi and Lo WB Bracket mode.
    Canon EOS 7D

    flickr
    FLUIDR

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •