How to use your Nikon’s white balance presets

    By | Nikon DSLR Tips | Tutorials | 18/08/2012 09:00am
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    There are two ways to choose the white balance setting on your Nikon DSLR, depending on the model you’re using. Below we show you where to find your white balance presets and how to set them.

    For more information, you might also like our cheat sheet to the white balance options available on every current Nikon DSLR.

     

    How to use your Nikon DSLR's white balance presets: Information display

    Information display
    On simpler Nikon DSLRs such as the D3100 and D5100, press the ‘i’ button on the bottom left to activate the information display. The White Balance option is near the top of the list on the right.

     

    How to use your Nikon DSLR's white balance presets: Preset options

    Preset options
    Click OK to display the list of White Balance presets. Auto is the default, but you can scroll down through the list to choose one of 
the manual presets instead. Click OK to confirm your choice.

     

    How to use your Nikon DSLR's white balance presets: White balance buttons

    White Balance button
    More advanced models, such as the D90, D7000 and up, have a WB (White Balance) button on the back of the camera. You hold this down, then turn the main command dial to change the White Balance setting.

     

    How to use your Nikon DSLR's white balance presets: Display icons

    Display icons
    The White Balance setting is displayed as a small icon on the LCD status panel on top of the camera. The icon changes as you turn the command dial, and you simply stop when you reach the one you want.

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