Went to Laguna Beach the other day and was loving that last 30 minutes of light!
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AWB would be the culprit Eldar, most people these days will leave white balance up to the Camera set to Auto, after all it can be fixed in Post.
I'm of the opinion that WB is best fixed in Camera, so I always set the white balance manually, just like you would for a jpg Image.
I normally leave it on AWB. As long as I shoot RAW it is easily adjustable in post. But in this case, where I thought I had set the same WB (temp and tint) on all images and everything looked exactly the same in LR and on print, I was surprised to see the difference that appeared when I posted them here.
What advantage do you actually get from setting WB manually in the camera? That is not apparent to me.
Hi Eldar, AWB works fine, most of the time, but if you want total control over colour caste in your Images, in Camera, you should look at Custom White Balance setting, or, shooting in Kelvin, I use all, including AWB, but will generally shoot either with a custom white balance or in Kelvin. Have a look at these three sites to get some idea.
The benefits for myself are mostly around getting the best colour in camera that I can rather than leave it to an adjustment in Post, I learnt form a couple of excellent Photographers that the more you can tweak "in camera" the less you need to worry about in Post, and I feel every adjustment in Post contributes to noise and other downsides.
Most people will continue to shoot AWB because they are convinced it can all be taken care of in Post, and in most cases they are right, it can. But I believe there are real benefits to setting WB Manually, in particular when your viewing in Live View, I want to see, actually really see, what the Colour will look like in the final Image without going to Post to effect a change (remember what your actually seeing in Live View is a rendered jpg, not a RAW image).
I'm by no means a "Technical Photographer" (without a doubt Nuero, jrista could explain this much better then I, and some others as well), I'm more your "Gun & Run" type, but I've seen in my own Images the benefits to be had from setting WB manually.
I mostly went to shooting Manual WB because of the different colour caste you will find when shooting in bright light to shade, i.e.. outside a temple to inside, open savannah in the Mara to trees & shade, AWB will also work, but it's the Camera making the decision, not you, so you get what the Camera thinks is the right Kelvin Temperature in each situation, Cameras can't read minds so they do the best they are programmed to do.
You on the other hand are much smarter than the Camera with much better eye sight as well.
Thanks for the links Edward, I´ll give it a try. No so sure my brain works any better than the camera though ...
Here's "Smiley" (named Smiley for what appear to be rows of teeth on his jawline)
First image Smiley....second image Smiley with distracting nearby "scenery" that almost caused me to miss the shot!
Think your composition's a bit off
great image...sharp sharp sharp!
gary...where do you get these wildlife images, are you near a wildlife refuge?
Im on -13 with my 35/1.4 and on +6 with my 50/1.4 .. The only canon lens i've owned in the past years that was spot on from the start was the 40/2.8. I cant use the 35 wide-open on my EOS3 for example becasue its that much off :/
I agree with a lot of the sentiment here. I can't bring myself to use crop after buying my 5d. So my 60d is just gathering dust. So I'm not convinced i like the idea of buying a gen zoom for that.
I don't like compact system cams so that doesn't sound like a good idea for me.
I think I agree with the comments re I'd be disappointed with an f4 lens.
Think that leaves me with canon 24 70ii or just go with a few primes and keep my rx100 handy to fill in the edges where neccesary. Light and simple sounds good
The truth is my photography is my hobby and I get a lot of relaxation from it. I can't sit and read on a beach like a normal person :-p
I'm just wondering what's the fastest SD card people have used and still get the speed benefit?
I remember reading there was a limitation/issue with the SD card slot of the 5D3 - does anyone remember what that was?
One of Matthew and his slammed Audi :-)
My god us canon photographers are a good looking bunch
Not to hijack the thread - but I have a question for you other 85L II owners... Took my B&H new lens out of the box and ran it through FoCal - got a solid AFMA setting... Went to do the aperture sharpness test - I always go into Live View at 10x and use a Hoodman loupe with 3x to fine-tune the focus... The focus ring just spins - does not change focus or change the distance in the window - regardless of whether the lens was set to AF or M... Is there some trick to getting Manual focus on this lens? Thanks in advance!
Half press the shutter, so metering is active. It's a focus-by-wire lens, so manual focus only works if the autofocus motor is powered. If you like to store your lenses with the extending fronts retracted, you will have to get into the habit of retracting the front focusing element before you turn off your camera.
Tanzania 2013Great shot yet again edward,would love to get my hands on a 200-400
1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ 560mm f/6.3 & 1/250th ISO800