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mkh
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Aug 03, 2005 11:07 as a reply to  @ post 693588 |  #16

syburn wrote:
Were to get these 18% gray cards or how to make one. If i pint one it might not be true 18%.

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Some photography books come with the inside back cover painted an 18% grey. I've got one at home but can't remember right now which it is. I t may be one of the Kelby or Sammons books that I have.


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Aug 03, 2005 11:48 as a reply to  @ mkh's post |  #17

mkh wrote:
Some photography books come with the inside back cover painted an 18% grey.

The National Geographic Field Guides are that way. So you either rip the cover off or take the whole book with you... I don't know what NG was thinking. A tear-out card would be better.


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May 12, 2006 17:05 |  #18

I use this one...

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May 15, 2006 09:52 |  #19

I use this one...

$71.00? I hope it helps a LOT! ;)


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May 15, 2006 14:15 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #20

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$71.00? I hope it helps a LOT! ;)

Tell me about it. I wasn't too thrilled when I picked up the Scott Kelby book and there was one in the back...




  
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Jan 05, 2007 12:28 |  #21

I bought a pair of grey slacks and they worked out near-enough 18% grey.


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Apr 01, 2007 10:48 |  #22

scottbergerphoto wrote in post #692536 (external link)
I have seen people sew grey fabric inside their camera bag flap.

Hhhm, ther inside of my camera bag is grey, but it's slightly shiny grey. I presume the material needs to be matt? I might try and glue a bit of grey felt. Not sure of the exact shade required though.


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Apr 01, 2007 18:29 |  #23

I might try and glue a bit of grey felt. Not sure of the exact shade required though.

I think that rhys forgot to include a :D Smiley & you've missed the entire point of this thread? Unless you're thinking of gray for WB, & you can do that with white paper too. See post #13, above.


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Apr 01, 2007 18:38 |  #24

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Perhaps bathing with Nair instead of soap:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Apr 01, 2007 19:36 |  #25

PhotosGuy wrote in post #2968063 (external link)
I think that rhys forgot to include a :D Smiley & you've missed the entire point of this thread? Unless you're thinking of gray for WB, & you can do that with white paper too. See post #13, above.

Oh. Dunno. Presumed you were talking about 18% grey card for exposure, and I was thinking how I could sow a peice of 18% grey velver into the inside of my camera bag.

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Apr 01, 2007 19:46 |  #26

Exposure Crutch? You can be arrested for that round here.


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Apr 03, 2007 16:32 |  #27

condyk wrote in post #693979 (external link)
Great tip ... but my palms are covered in dense hair! Is there anything I can do?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

It probably wont matter that much. according to Mom you should be blind by now anyway.


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Apr 06, 2007 02:29 |  #28

How about the WhiBal?

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I juuuust got it and haven't tried it out, yet.


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Apr 08, 2007 02:26 |  #29

Capt_KA wrote in post #2993870 (external link)
How about the WhiBal?

http://www.whibal.com/ (external link)

I juuuust got it and haven't tried it out, yet.

try it and compare it to using the palm exposure and post up the difference.


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May 17, 2007 00:15 |  #30

condyk wrote in post #693979 (external link)
Great tip ... but my palms are covered in dense hair! Is there anything I can do?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Didnt mother tell you to stop that before you go blind?;)


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