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Other Settings

There are a few other settings you can make if you’re feeling ambitious, but don’t feel bad if you postpone using these features until you’ve racked up a little more experience with your Sony Alpha.

Adjusting White Balance and ISO

If you like, you can custom-tailor your white balance (color balance) and ISO sensitivity settings. To start out, it’s best to set white balance (WB) to Auto, and ISO to ISO 200 for daylight photos, or ISO 400 for pictures in dimmer light. You’ll find complete recommendations for both settings in Chapter 4. You can adjust white balance by pressing the WB button on the top right of the camera and then navigating to the various choices of settings with the multi-selector or the front control dial. Confirm by pressing the multi-selector’s center button. The ISO setting menu can be invoked by pressing the ISO button, right next to the WB button, and navigating through the choices in similar fashion. (With ISO, though, you can use either the front or the rear control dial to scroll through the selections; with WB, the rear dial is reserved for use in tweaking the WB settings. I’ll talk more about that procedure in Chapter 5.)


  

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