How to set a custom white balance on the EOS Digital Rebel T2i

Article ID: ART106023 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 02/05/2016


Custom White Balance

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.

1 Photograph a white object.
  • The plain, white object should fill the spot metering circle.
  • Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object.
  • You can set any white balance.
2 Select [Custom White Balance].
  • Under the [] tab, select [Custom White Balance], then press <>.
  • The custom white balance selection screen will appear.
3 Import the white balance data.
  • Select the image that was captured in step 1, then press <>.
  • On the dialog screen which appears, select [OK] and the data will be imported.
  • When the menu reappears, press the <MENU> button to exit the menu.
4 Select the custom white balance.
  • Press the < WB> button.
  • Press the <> key to select <>, then press <>.
  • If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off, a correct white balance might not be obtained.
  • If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome], it cannot be selected in step 3.
  • Instead of a white object, an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance.
  • The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <>. If you do step 3, the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased.



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