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R3 Anti-Flicker


I shot in a local ice rink the other day and the flicker of the halogens was producing red on my images. I used anti-flicker, but still had the issue. It wasn't all images, but most. In a sports photo group, someone stated to change the anti-flicker to 60hz vs 50hz. I don't see how I can change it unless I set the HF anti-flicker and that changes my shutter speed to whatever I'm setting it to. Obviously, I need my shutter to be faster than 1/50. Any advice on this? I don't want to spend hours post-processing red out of images. This is for still images and not video. I shoot in manual. Lenses: RF 24-70 2.8, EF 70-200 2.8 IS II, EF 400mm 2.8 IS II. This was happening on both my R3 bodies. Shutter varied from 1/320 - 1/1000 except when panning. I tried auto WB and also set the Kelvin. ISO was set to auto and went from 4000-12,800




Anything that is automatic is rarely perfect.  You may be dealing with flicker from different light sources that are randomly out of phase with each other, but let’s hope not.

The R3 has a setting that you can enable that allows the camera to adjust the shutter speed slightly to adjust for multiple light sources.  Instead of 1/1000, you might get 1/1024.32 or something.

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