Nikon D800 User Manual (en)

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❚❚Measuring a Value for White Balance
1
Light a reference object.
Place a neutral gray or white object under the lighting that will 
be used in the final photograph. In studio settings, a standard 
gray panel can be used as a reference object. Note that 
exposure is automatically increased by 1 EV when measuring 
white balance; in exposure mode h, adjust exposure so that 
the exposure indicator shows ±0 (
2
Set white balance to 
L (Preset manual).
Press the 
U button and rotate the main command dial until 
L is displayed in the control panel.
3
Select a preset.
Press the 
U button and rotate the sub-command dial until 
the desired white balance preset (d-1 to d-4) is displayed in 
the control panel.
U button
Main command dial
Control panel
U button
Sub-command dial
Control panel