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Old Jan 16, 2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Hi there!



I"m Jerry and I have been shooting HS Basketball and I would like to know how do I create a Custom White Balnce with my Canon 40D? I have an expo disc, but am not sure how to use it. Anyone that can help me would be graciously appreciated. I use a Canon 40d with an Canon 85mm F 1.8, Canon 50mm F1.4 Canon 70-200mm F 2.8



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Old Jan 16, 2009, 1:13 PM   #2
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This should be in the manual, but here goes..

1. Take a picture of something neutral -in this case, your expodisc

2. Go into the menu - find Custom WB, click Set

3. On my camera, it will bring up the last picture taken and ask if I want to use this to set Custom WB, click Set

4. Change the WB setting from AWB (or whatever it was at to Custom WB)..

that's it - should be pretty straight-forward..

Just for fun I did a 2 minute google search...

Here is a link to a 40D manual online - check page 68

http://www.tribcsp.com/~sigma2/40D-Manual/EOS40D_EN.pdf

Here is a video using expodisc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fKpYZCwPyQ&NR=1




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Old Jan 16, 2009, 2:00 PM   #3
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jschoenr wrote:
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This should be in the manual, but here goes..

1. Take a picture of something neutral -in this case, your expodisc
Just a comment on step 1 here. With the expodisc, you put it on the lens point the lens toward the light source and take the shot. So, it's a little different than the camera procedures - i.e. an expodisc is a 'shoot thru' device, not the subject of the shot.
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