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    Default White balance, man or auto?

    Personally i use the settings provided and never do a manual white balance. Is this reckless? Should I manually white balance? When? How?

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    Good & bad.

    good - it shows mood of the environment if properly shot
    bad - color not balance & don't look nice & especially if u are shooting a serious theme, eg. wedding, its best to manually adjust wehn u came from outside into the church.

    The way to manual setting WB is point the camera on a white surface, an example will be plain A4 white paper, & I mean really white, not grey nor anything. Adjust your cam setting to Manual WB & within seconds your cam will read the light temperature, there u go, a balance color in view!

    I don't recommend auto WB because CCD sometimes don't get the correct light setting.

    White balance must goes with the present light situation, eg, if u go into a room with yellow light where everywhere is so yellowish, by using above method(point on A4 white paper) will make the yellow become slightly whitish, then it doesn't look original.

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    Actually the 'white cards' for manual WB are 18% grey.

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