20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Neat and handy when walking around,
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This review is from: Opteka Premium Reference Color & White Balance Grey Card Set With Quick-Release Neck Strap for Digital Photography (Camera)
The perfect size to slip-in to the case of a compact camera and being plastic they are water-resistant and wipe-clean.
I'm pleased with this purchase: white balance and exposure can be quickly set when out and about, when previously I would not have had a grey card handy. My images are much better exposed as a result.
One mark off for the ridiculously large lanyard, though, which is cumbersome. Thankfully I had a spare Canon wrist-strap handy which is the perfect size for binding the cards.
Unfortunately the grey and black cards are beginning to show signs of wear.
Their tone surfaces are laminated onto a white core card and where the cards rub together when stored the grey and black surfaces are wearing-through and revealing the white core, leading to a mottled appearance ( I've attached a photo to the product gallery ). It's not yet sufficient to affect metering but is disappointing.
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Initial post: 20 Jun 2011 23:06:12 BDT
Steve Eldredge says:
Apparently it is normal to use the 18% grey card for setting the white balance on your camera before shooting. The white card is used during the post processing of the image eg in Photoshop
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2011 11:06:55 BDT
AS BUNTING says:
Thanks for the feedback; I thought I was "doing it wrong"! I'll bump the rating back up to four stars accordingly.
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