Nikon D300 User Manual (en)

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Auto white balance is recommended with most light sources. If 
the desired results can not be achieved with auto white balance, 
choose an option from the list above or use preset white balance.
White balance can be selected by pressing the WB button and 
rotating the main command dial until the desired setting is 
displayed in the control panel.
A
The White Balance Menu
White balance can also be adjusted using the [White balance] option in 
the shooting menu (pg. 254).
A
I (Fluorescent)
Selecting 
I (fluorescent) with the WB button and main command dial 
selects the type of bulb chosen for the [Fluorescent] option in the white 
balance menu (pg.254).
Flash
5,400
*
Use with built-in or optional flash.
Cloudy
6,000
*
Use in daylight under overcast skies.
Shade
8,000
*
Use in daylight with subjects in the 
shade.
Choose color temp.
2,500–
10,000
Choose color temperature from list 
of values (pg. 133).
Preset manual
Use subject, light source, or existing 
photograph as reference for white 
balance (pg. 134).
* All values are approximate. Fine-tuning set to 0.
Option
Color temp. 
(K)
Description
WB
 button
Main command dial
Control panel