There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether DSLRs need live view. I always think that the more tools a photographer has at his or her disposal, the better. And I think I’ve found a great use that most people might overlook: As with a compact camera, the preview in live view shows what effect your current white balance setting will have on the scene. Since I prefer to choose my WB rather than letting the camera set it for me, this is invaluable. All I have to do is select from one of the presets or choose the Kelvin temperature setting that I think best represents the scene. Not only can I compare it to the actual scene while I’m still there, but I don’t need to tinker with it later in RAW processing, which saves me time.
—Lindsay Silverman
Senior Technical Manager
Nikon Inc.