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I have a K3. I am trying to set custom balances using and

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I have a K3. I am trying to set cus***** ***** balances using gray and white cards for a school project and can't figure it out how to do it. The manual doesn't make sense; i feel like they left something out. I am an advanced amateur and have never done this on a camera before.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thank you for coming to JustAnswer.

Sorry for the delay and thank you for your patience. My name is Michael. I will be helping you with your question today. Please let me know if there as any additional information that you feel might be pertinent to your question. If I don't hear back from you, I'll provide the best answer I can based on the information you've given so far. You will still be able to reply with additional information or questions at any point during our conversation, and I'll revise the my answer accordingly.

Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

Of you start in standby on the K3 and then press the left arrow, you will see the white balance presets from which you have to choose. Just select from those and continue with the photos.

If that isn't exactly what you are looking for, let me know, along with any additional information, and I will help you get it done.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. I didn't say this right. I want to set a cus***** ***** balance. I want to take a picture of the gray card which brings up a little box that should measure the temperature of the card and than adjusts the temperature automatically and lets me take a picture with the corrected temperature. I can get as far as getting the little box, than I try to take a photo and nothing happens. Obviously I'm missing a step but I don't know what it is and haven't been able to find any information on it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ps Manual is no help.
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

If you look on page 53 of the manual... adjusting white balance manually... that shows you the exact steps. You can measure the white - you cannot measure various levels of gray which it sounds like you may want to do. All you can do is set the white reference point.