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02-14-2017, 07:50 PM   #1
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KS-2 custom white balance?

I am just wondering if I am missing something. I am taking an intermediate level photog class, and the instructor was talking about setting up custom white balance, but my KS-2 doesn't seem to have that option.. I can't imagine why they wouldn't include what sounds like such a simple option. I know you can just correct white balance in pp, but it would be nice to get it right in camera, and sometimes the best option is to use an 18% grey card.

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The manual says press the down arrow on the 4-way controller in Standby mode, then second-to-last item on the white balance menu that pops up, Manual White Balance. I would have started looking through menus but Pentax put it there to make it easier.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lauravp77 Quote
I am just wondering if I am missing something. I am taking an intermediate level photog class, and the instructor was talking about setting up custom white balance, but my KS-2 doesn't seem to have that option.. I can't imagine why they wouldn't include what sounds like such a simple option. I know you can just correct white balance in pp, but it would be nice to get it right in camera, and sometimes the best option is to use an 18% grey card.
Yeah, the WB menu on the K-S2 is like just like on the other recent Pentax models. Accessible directly via the 4-way pad.

Of course, it's best to shoot in RAW so you can retroactively fiddle with the white balance.

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Laura, you're allowed to underexpose your WB shot on the card (or piece of white paper if you don't have one on you), but don't overexpose.

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Thank you all for your comments. I am aware of how to set manual wb. I just thought there should have been a way to save it as a custom wb. I don't think the MWB option does this?
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QuoteOriginally posted by lauravp77 Quote
Thank you all for your comments. I am aware of how to set manual wb. I just thought there should have been a way to save it as a custom wb. I don't think the MWB option does this?
You get one save - see p70 of the manual.

The K-1 gives you three.

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