How White Balance works on the D70

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How White Balance works on the D70

Postby gstark on Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:38 am

Andrew Jones has written an excellent tutorial on how white balance works on the D70.

You will find this here.

Thank you Andrew for this excellent work.
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Postby beej on Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:36 am

Great tute! Clear and informative.

Thank you Andrew.
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Postby Regdor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:51 pm


Many thanks for taking the time to prepare this excellent tutorial.

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Postby atencati on Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:24 am

hey Gary, whe you do the find it "here" tag, is that just a <a href> tag??

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Postby ajo43 on Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:18 am

Thanks guys. I actually enjoyed doing it and learned quite a bit in the process about my D70. :D

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Postby Onyx on Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:29 am

Jonesy, great article. Additionally, Ron Reznick's Digital Acquisition ebook looked at WB in a different perspective, which was an eye opener when I first read of it (and it's great when I read something that challenges my conventional thoughts):

"The correct white balance is where you achieve maximum amplitude with optimum symmetry."

It's in the section going over setting WB when no neutral object is present in the captured scene (pg 41 in 2nd Ed). The amplitude and symmetry referring to the spike in the mid-shadows of the historgram.

To me, this emphasises the importance of knowing and understanding histograms. Not only do they indicate scene exposure and whether you have optimum scene contrast, it also gives insight into your white balance! (if you know what to look for - hence this ebook being a wealth of knowledge wonderfully written and well worth getting for serious imaging)
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Postby birddog114 on Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:37 am


Ron's eBook is my Bible and it is the main source where I can find my daily foods to feed my photography hobby.
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Postby naasif on Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:27 am


For the new users :) where do I find this ebook ?

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Postby kfandst on Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:31 am

Nassif, have a look at this thread for further info:
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Postby Glen on Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:31 am

Jonesy, simple and informative. Well done
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Postby Oz_Beachside on Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:39 pm

has anyone performed this test on a D70s?

Wondering if the flash versus cloudy kelvin is still backwards in the current D70s (firmware A-1.00, B-1.00).

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Postby Oz_Beachside on Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:33 pm


I have just reperfomed this test with my D70s, on a Lastolite Grey Card, blue skies, direct midday sun, and if I have got this right, appears the FLASH and CLOUDY are still miss-matched.

Do others agree?


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Re: How White Balance works on the D70

Postby andy on Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:29 pm

Does anyone know if a firmware fix has ever been released for this?

If not, well it's still a fairly minor issue to deal with.
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Re: How White Balance works on the D70

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