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Feb 19, 2012 23:34 |  #1

what would the community suggest as an aid for correcting wb? im currently using the gray page from kelby's LR3 book, which i fold and tuck into my bag, and whip out before i shoot. its a bit flimsy, and i get plenty of confused looks when i take it out and ask someone to hold it so i can set custom WB

i was looking at the expodisc, and some of the other gray card aids. with a card though, i feel like its the same issue as with my current sheet - having to fold it and tuck it into my bag. the idea of an on-lens aid sounds appealing, but they are pricey.

what would you recommend?


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Feb 19, 2012 23:40 |  #2

I've gotten great results with the expodisc but if you're using flash then it's almost moot.


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Feb 19, 2012 23:59 |  #3

is the expodisc worth the premium over the other aids?


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Feb 20, 2012 01:24 |  #4

I use colorright pro.




  
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Feb 20, 2012 07:26 |  #5

I did a comparison a while back between the Expodisc and a generic brand. While the differences were sbtle the Expodisc produced slightly truer colors to me.


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Feb 20, 2012 07:44 as a reply to  @ CameraMan's post |  #6

what would you recommend?


Shooting in raw format where WB in the camera only impacts the jpg thumbnail, not the CR2 file contents. Then in LR or other tool you can adjust temp (blue-yellow) and tint (magenta-green) all you want without altering the CR2 contents.

I always shoot AWB with picture style of Neutral. This gives me jpg thumbnails and histograms that are as close as possible to how the CR2 file will appear in LR prior to adjustments.




  
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Feb 20, 2012 08:19 |  #7

If your going to shoot jpeg, have a look at the Brno Balens WB cap, all you need to is take a shot with the cap on then use the image to set the custom WB, very easy to do.


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Feb 20, 2012 10:44 |  #8

i shoot RAW, but often find it hard to find something in a series of images to use to set custom WB. for those that correct in post, do you then use one of those pocket sized grey-cards? how effective are they


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Feb 20, 2012 18:44 |  #10

I have tried the expo disk and found the results so so, I have been using the WhiBal card since last year and have had good results. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …White_Balance_S​tudio.html (external link).


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Feb 20, 2012 19:03 as a reply to  @ gromeo's post |  #11

I use this photovison target to set exposure and WB.. works great!

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And instead of 18% grey, there's now a 12% Lastolite available too. If you are using a card to set exposure rather than white balance (I’m not), this is nearer Japanese camera internal meter grey.

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