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My photographs with the D200 are slightly blue


New Member
Hello I am new to the forum, always have shot minolta just recently bought a D200 and find tht my photographs look blue can anyone tell me what the K number should be to correct this


> Hello Debra, K5300 will give constant color temperature defined as the > daylight in a sunny day outdoor. It could be good in most conditions, > but take care with it in incadescent or fluorescent lightning > especially combined with flash. My advice is testing and testing and > compare results on Your computer's display and prints. Goodluck


New Member
thank you karol can you tell me after I take a picture at the bottom RGB is blinking in yellow and R G B is in white is that correct to be on the bottom of the screen do you know?


> It really depends on the lighting conditions you are shooting under. I > would first try the Auto White Balance and see what that gives you under > several types of lighting conditions. IE: Indoors, Outside Sunny, Cloudy, > etc.

If the colors are incorrect under those conditions you need to try the manual settings for Tungston (indoors), Cloudy, etc. and see if those give the correct result.

If not then you need to try the custom white balance and set it yourself. It's not has hard as it might sound. I don't know your camera but it should be in the menu somewhere.

I don't remember for sure but I think the common settings for Inside WB would be around 3,200K (Kelvin number)

Sunny Day is around 5000K

Blue Sky is higher at something like 6500K

I'm at work so I don't have a book with the right numbers here. I think they refer to them in your manual.



> Hello again
, this is one of the option of displaying histogram info > about current picture, You can change available options pressing > selection dial left/right. Blinking in white some parts of the picture > is indication of overexposure. bye. k


Well-Known Member
RAW has no inherent colour balance, except for the preview. If you have Photoshop or Elements, shoot on auto white balance, and do the fine tuning in Adobe Camera RAW. Far more precise than trying to balance JPEGs in the camera.


Just set the camera to jpeg plus raw and adjust the colour temperture
in the raw converture as otherwise without a colour meter one is only
making a good guess at the camera setting