Old 06-28-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hi team,

A few days ago I bought a Nikon D7000. Today, I have made some first trials and I am quite surprised by the results. All the photos show a very strong blue and green cast. The attached picture is an original JPEG without any correction (only size has been reduced). Main settings are:

A mode (priority to Aperture)
Colors: sRGB
Aperture: F/5.6
Speed: 1/1000 seconds
ISO 200
Saturation: Normal
White balance: Automatic

I am not yet very familar with this camera. Any suggestions / comments on how to adjust / correct the color settings will be highly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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Forgot to mention that I am using a Nikon 18-200 zoom.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:59 PM   #3
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There's your problem. The color temp is probably too low on the shot you provided (although it doesn't look too bad to me).

Your camera must have a "daylight" WB setting you can use as a starting point.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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It doesn't look to bad to me either. Actually, on one monitor it looks generally oversaturated, but I have learned that monitor always does that. So one thing to look at is whether the problem is your monitor and not your camera.

As for using "daylight" WB, I think that a modern camera taking a standard daylight shot should do just fine on AWB, so if using the daylight setting improves things noticeably, I would suggest exchanging the camera for another.

BTW, cool wire supports at the station in that shot!
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First off, that's a pretty interesting location.

I don't really see a major issue. It's likely caused by shooting with AWB. Are you shooting RAW or jpg? It's an easy fix in RAW. If you're shooting jpg I would suggest looking at your camera settings. Canon has a WB shift feature where you can manually adjust the GBMA spectrum.
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First off, that's a pretty interesting location.

I don't really see a major issue. It's likely caused by shooting with AWB. Are you shooting RAW or jpg? It's an easy fix in RAW. If you're shooting jpg I would suggest looking at your camera settings. Canon has a WB shift feature where you can manually adjust the GBMA spectrum.
I was shooting JPEG. I have used this new camera for the first time today. I will definitely have to go back to the book (more than 300 pages!) and spend more time in reading in details about the optimum settings and make additional trials. This is the first time I am using a Nikon. I always worked with an Olympus before.
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