|Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:54 pm Post subject:
|most certainly can. Actually, you can set a custom white balance for any lens, heck you don't even need a lens.
I.e the camera's control of the white balance has nothing to do with what ever may be attached to it.
Many thanks for responding. Normally, when I use a Pentax DA lens which communicates electronically with the camera through the contacts on the lens mount of a Pentax DSLR, I can choose the Manual White Balance setting and click a picture. The resultant picture has a small rectangle in it. Using the four-way switches and buttons on the camera body I can move the rectangle to an object which ought to be white in the picture. Then I use the OK button to select the object, thereby setting the white balance manually. When I use a Pentax KM lens or an M42 lens, no rectangle appears on clicking. Therefore white balance cannot be set manually for those types of lenses.
Pentax-M 28/2.8; 35/2; 50/1.4; 100/2.8; 80-200/4.5; 400/5.6.
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35/2.4; Pancolar 50/1.8 (black).
Zeiss Ikon Volta 135/6.3 Sonnar 9cm x 12 cm plate/sheet film;
Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 521 75/3.5 Novar (post-War) 6cm x 4.5cm
Pentax MX x 2 (black);