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How to adjust White Balance Correction on the EOS 1Dx Mark III.
Article ID: ART176232 | Date published: 02/03/2020 | Date last updated: 02/18/2020
 

Description

How to set white balance correction and white balance auto bracketing on the EOS 1Dx Mark III.

Solution

White Balance Correction

White Balance Correction

You can correct the white balance that is set. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter.

White Balance Correction

  1. Select [Shooting: WB Shift/Bkt.].

  2. Set the white balance correction.

    Sample setting: A2, G1

    • Use Multi-controller to move the “■” mark on the screen to your preferred position.
    • B is for blue, A for amber, M for magenta, and G for green. White balance is corrected in the direction you move the mark.
    • On the right of the screen, [Shift] indicates the direction and correction amount, respectively.
    • Pressing the Erase button will cancel all the [WB Shift/Bkt.] settings.
    • Press SET to exit the setting.

Note

  • White balance correction is displayed on the top LCD panel during white balance correction.
  • You can set the camera to display Warning icon in the viewfinder to notify you if white balance has been corrected ().
  • One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to approx. 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. (Mired: Unit of measure for color temperature used to indicate values such as the density of a color temperature conversion filter.)

White Balance Auto Bracketing

White balance bracketing (WB Bkt.) enables you to capture three images at once with different color tones.

Setting the white balance bracketing amount

  • In step 2 for “White Balance Correction”, when you turn the Quick Control Dial dial, the “■” mark on the screen will change to “■ ■ ■” (3 points).

    Turning the dial clockwise sets the B/A bracketing, and turning it counterclockwise sets the M/G bracketing.

B/A bias ±3 levels

  • On the right of the screen, [Bracket] indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount.
  • Pressing the Erase button will cancel all the [WB Shift/Bkt.] settings.
  • Press SET to exit the setting.

Bracketing sequence

The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Standard white balance, 2. Blue (B) bias, and 3. Amber (A) bias, or 1. Standard white balance, 2. Magenta (M) bias, and 3. Green (G) bias.

Caution

  • During white balance bracketing, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower.
  • Since three images are recorded for one shot, it takes longer to record the image to the card.

Note

  • You can also set white balance correction and AEB together with white balance bracketing. If you set AEB in combination with white balance bracketing, a total of nine images will be recorded for a single shot.
  • The white balance icon blinks to indicate that white balance bracketing has been set.
  • You can change the bracketing sequence () and number of shots () for the white balance bracketing.
  • Bracket stands for bracketing.

 

SIMS Doc Id

1579295361