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Sony a550 white balance

Cannot set the custom white balance. I always get an error message unless I use flash to set it.

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Do you try to set the white balance, wheel the camera is still in an automatic mode or in a scene mode?, because that won't work. If you keep having problems while in a manual mode, let us know, so I can look again to this problem.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

  • Clarence Phoenix Mar 22, 2014

    Cannot set Custom WB in AUTO modes. I reset the camera (Reset DefaultT) and it worked, althought the Custom Set was now in the center of the LV screne. It worked with a white sheet of paper and a gray card. Turned off the camera and came back a few minutes later and everything was back where I started - not working. Hmmm.

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