Canon 5D Mark III User Manual (en)

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: Setting the White BalanceN
Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance 
for a specific light source for better accuracy. Do this procedure under 
the actual light source to be used.
1
Photograph a white object.
 
The plain, white object should fill the 
spot metering circle.
 
Focus manually and set the standard 
exposure for the white object.
 
You can set any white balance.
2
Select [Custom White Balance].
 
Under the [z2] tab, select [Custom 
White Balance
], then press <
0>.
X
The custom white balance selection 
screen will appear.
3
Import the white balance data.
 
Turn the <5> dial to select the 
image captured in step 1, then press 
<
0>.
X
On the dialog screen that appears, 
select [OK] and the data will be 
imported.
 
When the menu reappears, press the 
<M> button to exit the menu.
4
Press the <n> button. 
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5
Select the custom white balance.
 
Look at the LCD panel and turn the 
<5> dial to select <
O
>.
O
 Custom White Balance
Spot metering circle