I have two cameras, both Canon 5D MkIII, both set to the same white balance. The only difference is the lens. One has a 24-70 f/2.8, the other has a 70-200 f/2.8 (both Canon brands).

When I import the pictures into Lightroom, each camera has a different white balance type. While one shows temp=5,100; tint=+22 the other shows temp=-12; tint=-1.

Not sure why Lightroom would do this, or what setting in the camera may be responsible, but is there a way to change the way temperature and tint are controlled in Lightroom? I'm not sure what's up.


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I found the answer shortly after I posted this. I didn't reset one of the cameras from JPG (for a photo booth) to RAW (for this photo session).

The .CR2 file format supports full white balance control while the JPEG format has the white balance set and is just plus/minus from where it's set.

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    Feb 15, 2016 at 14:25
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    Feb 15, 2016 at 14:27

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