Nikon D70s -SB-600 flash users

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Denny B, May 23, 2007.

  1. Denny B

    Denny B Guest

    When you use the SB-600 external flash
    on the Nikon D70s what is the correct
    selection for the white balance.

    Do you select the "lighting bolt" position
    or the "A". I can't find anywhere in the
    instructions for the flash nor the camera
    where it deals with this.

    Your assistance much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
    Denny B
     
    Denny B, May 23, 2007
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  2. I shoot RAW and then leave it in A. However, there are times that I override
    this. I bought filters for my flash that are useful in various circumstances.
    For example, I can put the tungsten filter on the flash when I am in a room
    full of tungsten lights and then just set the white balance to the tungsten
    bulb.

    When shooting RAW, you can always adjust the white balance with little to no
    detriment (there is some argument that Nikon makes some white balance changes
    to the RAW data prior to file creation ... which is why I leave the disclaimer
    of little).
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, May 24, 2007
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  3. Denny B

    C J Campbell Guest

    You use the one that gives you the results you want.

    "A" works best in most settings, but it can be fooled. If you are using
    the flash for fill flash, for example, "A" or "Flash" (the lightning
    bolt) might be a little cool, especially if the dominant lighting is
    tungsten. If you are using filter gels over the flash, you should use
    the correct white balance setting for that filter gel -- usually.

    However, getting it wrong is not fatal. You can play with white balance
    all you want in editing later.
     
    C J Campbell, May 24, 2007
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