Im open for suggestions such as this and will study my white balance a bit more. I will also experiment in daylight with this.
I have tried to buy calibration cards without much success:( Know a place that will have them for sure and will try calibrating then
Well my 2 cents on this subject and from my own experience I prefer DPP to lightroom for colors after conversion.
I really really wanted to like LR - I purchased it and tried to like it - but I just found it more difficult to get the sort of results I wanted with LR than with DPP.
DPP seems to give me more accurate colors, the result I want and it takes less work.
The downside for me is DPP isnt a DAM and I still do a round trip through CS3 for sharpening and higher level pixel wrangling. But its worth it IMO for DPP's conversion.
I know JS posted a thread a few months ago where he said I coukd get the same results with LR but it was more work *shrug* I havent got time for more work.
Every version of DPP gets better and better I find - I like the work flow a lot and love the conversions - its just a little light on editing tools if you want to do split toning etc.
The lack of a DAM in DPP I think really doesnt matter - the file browser does a good enough job provided your folder structures are well organised.