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Can't find custom white balance

I have been trying to find the custom white balance tab on my camera (Digital Rebel XT). Everything I've read states that I need to go to the 2nd tab in the menu (a little camera with a 2 next to it)...I don't have this tab. I have a tab with a little camera and a 1 next to it only. I see my screen is telling me I'm on auto white balance right now, but I want to manually set it. Any ideas on where this is on my camera, since I don't have that 2nd tab? I just can't figure this out. I've tried the online manuals and the CD manual that came with my camera. I bought it used and it unfortunately didn't come with the book manual.
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  • Spicey7733 Nov 04, 2008

    Found it

  • lindsie71 Dec 12, 2008

    My Menu 2 tab is missing. I shot with my camera a while back and I had a Menu 2 because I changed some settings. Then all of a sudden, the tab is gone from the Menu. I only have Menu 1. What do I do to get Menu 2 tab back? Anyone else ever experience this? How strange.

  • dbrad9131 Apr 16, 2009

    I am able to find the custom white balance, but after I select my "grey" card image, and press set, there is no confirmation that the custom settings are in place on my xti rebel. It just displays, menu 2 again...Is this normal?

    I have a book on the camera that says I should be getting a yellow confirmation that the custom wb is set.



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If your camera is on Auto then you will not have a Menu 2 tab. Turn it to Manual (M) then you will see if. At least that is how mine it. I am sure they are all the same.

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Cant you just press your WB button and scroll across to custom?

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Use your up and down buttons to highlight the white balance option telling you that you are set to Auto White Balance. Press your center SET button and it should open the submenu allowing you to use your up and down buttons to highlight the one you want. Again, press SET once you make your selection.

You can't press your top-left button on the back of the camera (I believe it says menu) to get a window showing 4-5 tabs? This is where you will find tab#2.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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