In live view photography and movie live view, white balance can be measured in a selected
area of the frame, eliminating the need to prepare a reference object or change lenses
during telephoto photography.
01. Press the Lv button.
The mirror will be raised and the view through
the lens will be displayed in the camera monitor.
02. Set white balance to PRE (Preset manual).
Press the WB button and
rotate the main command dial until PRE is displayed in the control panel.
03. Select a preset.
Press the WB button and rotate the sub-command dial
until the desired white balance preset (d-1 to d-6) is displayed in the control panel.
04. Select direct measurement mode.
Release the WB button briefly and
then press the button until the L icon in the control panel starts to flash. A spot
white balance target will be displayed at the selected focus point.
05. Position the target over a white or grey area.
While PRE flashes in
the display, use the multi selector to position the 1 over a white or grey area of
the subject. To zoom the area around the target in for more precise positioning, press
the Playback zoom in button.
06. Measure white balance. Press the center of the multi selector or press the shutter-release
button all the way down to measure white balance.
The time available to
measure white balance is that selected for Custom Setting c4 ("Monitor off delay")
> Live view.
If the camera is unable to measure white balance, the message
shown at right will be displayed. Choose a new white balance target and repeat the
process from Step 05.
07. Exit direct measurement mode.
Press the WB button to exit direct measurement
mode. When Preset manual is selected for White balance in the shooting menu, the position
of the target used to measure preset manual white balance will be displayed on presets
recorded during live view photography and movie live view.
View information on functions related to Spot White Balance.