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03-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Manual white balance

Just a quick question. After manually setting the white balance in my Pentax K-x (using a gray card), and then taking the shot, does the setting stay put for subsequent shots as well? Or do I have to constantly reset it using my gray card for each and every shot? Or if the manual setting does remain constant for multiple shots, how do I get out of it when I am done shooting and wish, for example, to return to AWB.

I am just now beginning to experiment with manually setting the white balance for various shots. Although the manual explains how to set the manual white balance, it's not really clear on what happens with the custom setting immediately afterwards for subsequent shots. Thanks.

03-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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It stays set until you change it. Which is as it should be - the light presumably is not changing from shot to shot, so nor should the camera. The way you change it is by simply selecting another WB option - going back to AWB.
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Excellent. Thanks Marc for the quick reply.

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