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

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Custom White Balance

If automatic white balance or one of the six preset settings available by pressing the WB button, (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, or Flash) aren’t suitable, you can set a custom white balance using this menu option. The custom setting you establish will then be applied whenever you select Custom using the WB button.

To set the white balance to an appropriate color temperature under the current ambient lighting conditions, follow these steps:

  • Focus manually (with the lens set on MF) on a plain white or gray object, such as a card or wall, making sure the object fills the spot metering circle in the center of the viewfinder.
  • Take a photo.
  • Press the Menu button and select Custom ...

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