Pentax K-5 II User Manual (en)

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Setting the White Balance
Adjusts the color of an image based on ambient light conditions so that 
white objects appear white. 
*1 The color temperatures (K) shown above are all estimates. These do not indicate precise 
colors.
*2 CTE = Color Temperature Enhancement
Item
Setting
Color Temperatur
F Auto
Automatically adjusts the white balance. 
(default setting)
Approx. 4,000 to 
8,000K
G
Daylight
For use when taking pictures in sunlight.
Approx. 5,200K
H
Shade
For use when taking pictures in the shade. 
It reduces the bluish color tones in a picture.
Approx. 8,000K
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Cloudy
For use when taking pictures on cloudy days. Approx. 6,000K
J
Fluorescent 
Light
For use when taking pictures under 
fluorescent lighting. Select the type of 
fluorescent light.
Fluorescent Light Daylight Color
Fluorescent Light Daylight White
Fluorescent Light Cool White
Fluorescent Light Warm White
Approx. 6,500K
Approx. 5,000K
Approx. 4,200K
Approx. 3,000K
I
Tungsten 
Light
For use when taking pictures under light 
bulbs or other tungsten light. It reduces 
the reddish color tones in a picture.
Approx. 2,850K
L
 Flash
For use when taking pictures using the 
built-in flash.
Approx. 5,400K
CTE
Use this to keep and strengthen the color 
tone of the light source in the image.
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K
Manual 1-3
Use this to manually adjust the white 
balance according to the lighting when 
taking pictures. You can save three 
settings.
-
K
Color 
Temperature
1~3
Use figures to set the color temperature. 
You can save three settings.
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White balance is fixed to F when the exposure mode is set to B (Green), 
or when Cross Processing is set.