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    Dp2M/SPP and White Balance

    Following all the comments on this and other sites I have broken the habit of a lifetime and ordered a DP2M without having actually tried one myself before hand.

    I have downloaded SPP in anticipation and note that the white balance settings are restricted to pre-set drop down values. As far as I can see there is no way to set the white balance with an eye dropper against (for example) a grey card.

    There is a color correction wheel below the white balance tools. Can this set an accurate white balance from a neutral target? Or where accurate white balance is needed, is it a question of getting it as close as possible and then adjusting the exported tiff file?

    Anyone have any experience of this?


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    Re: Dp2M/SPP and White Balance

    Hi there

    You can use the eyedropper tool to set the white balance on a grey card, or fiddle around with the colour wheel. Its not very sophisticated.

    I have found that you are better off abandoning auto white balance for many shots and instead using sunlight as a starting point. Auto white balance gives a cyan tint in sunlight.

    But these details aside, you should love the camera.
    Quentin Bargate
    Director of Bargate Murray, Law Firm of the Year 2012 - 2017, ”leading individual”, Chambers HNW guide, 2017, Photographer

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