How to Change the Auto “Priority” Setting on Canon EOS Rebel T6?

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How to Change the Auto “Priority” Setting on Canon EOS Rebel T6?

The settings of the Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) might initially seem complex to new users. Beginners may need some time to get accustomed to the various settings of a Canon EOS Rebel T6.

The Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) includes advanced auto white balance settings among its various features.

The auto function of the Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D can be used in two ways.

But, the difference between the two functions can only be spotted when you shoot in incandescent lightning or any other lightning condition under the kelvin temperature, also known as a color cast.

The two different settings of the Canon flip screen DSLR EOS Rebel T6 /1300D auto white-balancing are:

White Priority Auto and the Ambiance Priority Auto. Let’s break them down.

White Priority Auto in Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D

In the White Priority setting of the Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D), the outcome is somewhat similar to the standard auto white balance mode.

In the White Priority Mode, the rendition of colors is done accurately.

In this mode, if you shoot a subject under a yellow light, it will cut the yellow light of the subject and make it appear more whitish.

This setting is commonly used when shooting food subjects in which the subject is brighter, giving it a more appetizing look.

Note: Using flash while in White Priority Mode will automatically switch the camera from this mode.

If the camera is set to Auto White Balance with White Priority and flash is used, the EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) will compensate for colors similarly to the Ambience Priority setting.

Ambiance Priority Mode in Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D

The Ambiance Priority setting in the Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) aims to preserve the warm tones of incandescent lighting, contrasting with the White Priority setting.

This mode flatters the skin tones because of the warm colors, which is an ideal choice for indoor portrait shooting.

This setting mirrors the Auto White Balance behavior found in earlier models of Canon DSLR cameras. All the P, TV, Av, and M exposure modes are used in this setting except while shooting food scenes.

The best thing about this set is that whichever Auto setting you choose, there won’t be much difference in the result.

As said above, the difference between the two settings can only be noticed when shooting in incandescent lighting.

Moreover, the effectiveness of the settings is also dependent on the subject, along with the lighting condition of the subject’s ambiance. Most of the time, the difference between the two settings will be hard to notice.

To change the settings to any of the two modes, you will first need to select Auto settings from the White Balance screen.

You can access these settings by pressing the WB button or navigating through the Quick Control screen. In the quick Control screen, highlight the Auto option and then press the Button ‘Set’, and then press the DISP button.

You will find the two options from the details settings, AWB and AWBW settings. Choose the one by highlighting it and then press set. Now, press set again, and you will be returned to the shooting screen.

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