How do I set the White Balance? (EOS 5D Mark II)

Last Updated : 29-Oct-2008
Issue Number : 8200355200

Solution

    The White Balance feature on this camera is set to "Auto White Balance" at the time of purchase. Normally, the <AWB> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If natural looking colors cannot be obtained with <AWB>, you can set the white balance manually to suit the respective light source.
    NOTE
    In the fully-automatic modes ( ), <AWB> is set automatically.

    To set the White Balance, follow the steps below.

    1. Set the power switch to <ON>.

    2. When the camera is ready to shoot, press the <WB> button.
    While looking at the LCD panel, turn the <Quick Control Dial> to select to the desired style.



    DisplayModeColor Temperature (Approx. K: Kelvin)
    Auto3000 - 7000
    Daylight5200
    Shade7000
    Cloudy, twilight, sunset6000
    Tungsten light3200
    White fluorescent light4000
    Flash use6000
    Custom2000 - 10000
    Color temperature2500 - 10000

    < > (Custom White Balance) enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. For more information on registering custom white balance, please refer to the instruction manual that came with your camera.

    This completes the white balance setting.

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