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White Balance for Nikon D2XS

Discussion in 'Nikon Chat' started by Wiggie, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Wiggie

    Wiggie Member

    HELP! can someone tell me, in laymans terms, how to use a grey card to set my white balance for daylight and flash - thanks - Wiggie
  2. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    As follows
    Press the WB button and rotate the main command
    dial until is displayed in the rear
    control panel or viewfinder sidebar

    If the new value for preset white balance will be used immediately, select
    preset d-0 by pressing the WB button and rotating the sub-command dial
    until d-0 is displayed in the rear control panel ( 64). Otherwise there is
    no need to select d-0 when measuring a new value for white balance

    Release the WB button briefly and then press
    the button until the icon in the rear control
    panel and viewfinder sidebar start to fl ash. A
    blinking will also appear in the top control
    panel and viewfinder frame-count displays

    To measure white balance using a neutral gray or white object…
    …frame the reference object so that it fills the
    viewfinder and press the shutter-release button
    all the way down. The camera will measure
    a value for white balance and store it in
    preset d-0. No photograph will be recorded;
    white balance can be measured accurately
    even when the camera is not in focus.
    To measure the color of the light source…
    …make sure that the ambient light sensor is
    lit by the light source and press the FUNC.
    button. The camera will calculate a value for
    white balance and store it in preset d-0.

    This can be found on page 61 of the D2Xs manual. You can download a copy of the manual from http://support.nikonusa.com I suggest using this rather than the UK site because they don't expect you to have registered a product before you can access manuals.
  3. Wiggie

    Wiggie Member

    Hi, Thankyou so much for your prompt reply, which was very helpful. I have tried it out already and can really see the difference. Regards Ken
  4. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Glad to help, it really is all in the manual though.

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