Setting Custom White Balance (EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R)

Article ID: ART162866 | Date published: 10/05/2015 | Date last updated: 09/12/2017


Setting Custom White Balance (EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R)


Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Perform this procedure under the actual light source to be used.
  • The setting procedure is explained below.

1. Set the camera's power switch to [ON].

2. Set the Mode Dial to [ P / Tv / Av / M / B ].

3. Shoot a white object.
  • Look through the viewfinder and aim the entire dotted line box (shown in the illustration) over a plain, white object.
  • Focus manually and shoot with the standard exposure set for the white object.
  • You can use any white balance setting.

4. Press the [MENU] button to display the menu screen.

5. Press the [ ] button and select the [ ] tab.

6. Turn the [ ] dial and select the [ ] tab.

7. Turn the [ ] dial to select [Custom White Balance], then press [ ].

8. Turn the [ ] dial to select the image captured in step 3, then press [ ].

9. Turn the [ ] dial to select [OK], then press [ ].
  • Press the [MENU] button to exit the menu.

10. Press the [ WB・ ] button.

11. Look at the LCD panel and turn the [ ] dial to select [ ].

12. Shoot.

  • If the exposure obtained in step 3 differs greatly from the standard exposure, a correct white balance may not be obtained.
  • In step 8, the following images cannot be selected: Images captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome], multiple-exposure images, and images shot with another camera.
  • Instead of a white object, a gray chart or 18% gray reflector (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance.
  • The personal white balance registered with the EOS software will be registered under [ ]. If you perform step 8, the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased.

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