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White Balance FD71

Can anyone tell me how to adjust white balance on this camera please? I can't find it in the instruction book but with the light I am using white comes out a sort of yellow. -- Brian K Tack

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It's in the manual for sure. There are a couple of preset WB settings in the camera. You can access these by pressing the WB button on the lens, it will change the WB setting from one to another for every press. You can also do custom WB with one push botton.

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