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NikonD200 I have just purchased a Nikon D200 and my images appera muddy or yellow tinged not only on my viewing screen but also on my computer. I have customised my settings mostly using normal can you suggest what i should try.i am using a nikon SB800 flash unit & WB is set on flash

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The symptom you describe sounds like an incorrect white-balance setting when you take the images. Digital cameras are sensitive to the quality of lighting seen when your taking pictures. First thing to try is to manually select a white balance setting and try the photos again. Try google or your manual to find instructions on how to do that. The camera can auto-adjust to some lighting situations, but fails to properly compensate in other situations resulting in the muddy or yellowed images you have seen. There is a product called "expodisc" that corrects for this white balance problem as well. Look it up. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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