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Old 10-06-2012, 04:02 AM   #24
Dennis A. Livesey
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As seen here, a grey card is best for when all lights are the same color temperature. In that situation, it can really help accurately dial in the color. I would say it is more valuable in a studio situation or if you are shooting film.

Incidentally, when you submit to Trains magazine, they like you submit a grey card.

To pick WB, I like to go to Live View, spin through the WB selections and pick the one that looks best.

If you shoot only RAW, the picture settings most likely will be stripped off. If you shoot RAW+JPEG, the picture settings will be saved on the JPEGS. I do the latter when I am trying things on location. This serve as a reminder to me of what I was thinking when I get back to the computer.

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