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Ross Barry

All About White Balance

Hi, I have a FujiFilm S5000, and although I know what white balance is and how to use it manually, my camera does not let me do it manually.It has three bars number 1,2&3 but I dont know what to use them for, it also has a sun and a sun behind a cloud. Thanks. Ross.

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8/14/2006 10:43:26 PM

Ben F
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2004

Have u tried reading your camera's manual?

Short of that, if you know what white balance is then i'd suggest you go out and take some photographs in different conditions with the different white balance settings on your camera. Then you can see first hand what difference it makes.

Its pretty simple, for shooting outdoor in sunny situation put it on the sun, in overcast put it on the sun behind cloud and so on. Although, like I said, try experiment with all the settings in all the different conditions.

Im sure others will add something here but you really should read the manual :)

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8/15/2006 12:35:05 AM

Ross Barry   I have lost the user manuel in moving house.

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8/15/2006 10:22:34 AM

R. M. Jenkins
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/8/2004
  Hi Ross,
I have used your camera before and just do a search for the manual online...or go to and it'll tell you all the functions and what they do.

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8/15/2006 11:45:31 AM

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