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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Adjusting White Balance and ISO

If you like, you can custom-tailor your white balance (color balance) and ISO sensitivity settings. To start out, it’s best to set white balance (WB) to Auto, set ISO to ISO 100 or ISO 200 for daylight photos, and set ISO 400 for pictures in dimmer light. You’ll find complete recommendations for both these settings in Chapter 4. You can adjust either one now by pressing the WB button located to the right of the LCD (for white balance) or the ISO button (just aft of the Main dial) and using the cross keys to navigate until the setting you want appears on the LCD.

If you’ve been playing with your camera’s settings, or your XSi has been used by someone else, you can restore the factory defaults by selecting Clear ...

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