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    Re: alpha 900 first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    These posts from Carl Weese on TOP might be worth reading:

    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...balance-p.html

    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...balance-1.html

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    HI Johannes
    Thanks for the links, but what a palaver. Notice too that all the outdoor pictures he's used are taken in even, overcast lighting, where one might (I suppose) postulate a 'correct' WB.

    But this raises two questions
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    Outside, most of us take pictures where there is some sunlight, if so there will be a huge temperature variation between the shade and the sunlight . . which is right? Are you going to trust your camera to make an arbitrary decision? Or are you going to apply some standard yourself.

    2.
    Do you want 'correct' white balance, even if there is one? If you go out in nice warm evening light and take a reading from a grey card, then do a white balance against it . . . you no longer have nice warm evening light!

    Please note - this is all about outdoor photography - indoors is quite different, and I largely agree with what he has said.

    I'm not saying it must be Daylight - just suggesting that it's worth picking a setting and then sticking to it.

    Why I use daylight is because it's supposed to relate to bright lighting on normal day, and I feel that that's what my eyes correct to - so it makes sense to have the camera do the same.

    Maybe I'm being simplistic about all this, but I don't thing so. The basic idea is to remove a whole raft of variables from dealing with colour, and they are variables which will almost always cofuse the issue. I always was one for the easy life . . . . now I must get back to work (yes, on a Sunday morning)

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    Re: alpha 900 first impressions

    Question:

    What maximum size do you guys prefer for the fora here? I am on a 30 inch screen, but I know it is a pest if you have to scroll and not everyone works on 30", but I was thinking as most here are photographer, chances are you are on 30" too. Even for that this last pciture was too big, soory for that.

    Let me know what size you prefer and I shall make them accordingly.

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    Re: alpha 900 first impressions

    When I go past the 900 size I generally use 1200 wide figuring it will be OK with most laptops.

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    Re: alpha 900 first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    When I go past the 900 size I generally use 1200 wide figuring it will be OK with most laptops.
    Thanks again Terry, good idea including laptops.... will use 1200 from here on as well.

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    Re: alpha 900 first impressions

    i am on a 24" 1920 x 1200, so its okay for me....but i think i am the only one ????
    The truth will be between 900 to 1200...
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    Re: alpha 900 first impressions

    Lovely Georg
    These shots just remind me that I'll be in West Cornwall next week :-)
    Not such a grand scale, but pretty still!

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    Re: alpha 900 first impressions

    forgot to say.... native printsize... 50x20

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    Re: alpha 900 first impressions

    Thanks Jack!

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