Using white balance autobracketing

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Given the range of indoor tungsten, fluorescent, and other types of lights available, the preset white balance options may or may not be spot-on accurate. In addition, you may prefer a bit more of a green or blue bias to the overall image colors. With the 5D Mark II, you can use white balance autobracketing to get a set of three images each with +3 shifts in blue/amber and magenta/green bias from the base white balance setting.

This option is particularly handy when you don't know which bias might give the most pleasing color and when you don't have time to set a manual white balance bias. The bracketed sequence gives you a set of three images from which to choose the most visually pleasing color. If you're shooting JPEG and use the Standard, Portrait, or Landscape Picture Style, bracketing can be a good choice to reducing post-processing time.

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