4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 18, 2016 3:59 PM by medphysiks

    WB in camera vs what LR sees

    medphysiks Level 1

      Just wondering if it's normal for the WB presets in-camera to differ slightly from the values LR shows after import?  For example, if I set my Nikon D7200 to 'cloudy', LR shows the WB as 5800 temp / 0 tint.  If I use the cloudy setting on my D750, LR will show 6200 / 2.  I'm using "camera neutral" for the calibration profile in LR.  Thanks!

        • 1. Re: WB in camera vs what LR sees
          ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

          White balance data in your raw file is not a simple, temperature or color setting. The stored data needs to be interpreted. Different companies do the interpretations a little different from each other.

           

          That said, the difference in your example seems a bit larger than I would expect.

          • 2. Re: WB in camera vs what LR sees
            medphysiks Level 1

            Thanks.  The shots look OK, and I normally tweak WB a bit anyway, so I guess in the end it doesn't matter much.

            • 3. Re: WB in camera vs what LR sees
              trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              All my cameras show different readings in LR than the in-camera setting. My Canon 5D MKII using in-camera Daylight 5200 WB setting with high-noon sunlight in cloud free sky (5500-6000):

               

              LR 'As Shot' WB 4850 +1

              LR 'Daylight' WB 5500 +10

              ColorChecker Passport WB calibration 5100 +10

               

              As

              • 4. Re: WB in camera vs what LR sees
                medphysiks Level 1

                Interesting, thanks.  I just got one of those WhiBal cards and it seems to be doing the trick so far =)