Setting Custom White Balance (EOS 7D Mark II)



      Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Perform this procedure under the actual light source to be used.
      The setting procedure is explained below.

      1. Set the camera's power switch to <ON>.

      2. Set the Mode Dial to < P / Tv / Av / M / B>.

      3. Shoot a white object.
      • Look through the viewfinder and aim the entire dotted line box (shown in the illustration) over a plain, white object.
      • Focus manually and shoot with the standard exposure set for the white object.
      • You can use any white balance setting.

      4. Press the <MENU> button to display the menu screen.

      5. Press the <> button and select the [ ] tab.

      6. Turn the <> dial and select the [ ] tab.

      7. Turn the <> dial to select [Custom White Balance], then press <>.

      8. Turn the <> dial to select the image captured in step 3, then press <>.

      9. Turn the <> dial to select [OK], then press <>.
      Press the <MENU> button to exit the menu.

      10. Press the <WB・> button.

      11. Look at the LCD panel and turn the <> dial to select <>.

      12. Shoot.

      • If the exposure obtained in step 3 differs greatly from the standard exposure, a correct white balance may not be obtained.
      • In step 8, the following images cannot be selected: Images captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome], multiple-exposure images, and images shot with another camera.
      • Instead of a white object, a gray chart or 18% gray reflector (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance.
      • The personal white balance registered with the EOS software will be registered under <>. If you perform step 8, the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased.