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JJGEE
JJGEE  96340 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 7:44 PM


Quote: You don't really need any sort of grey card for white balance.

You do need something though... I use a ColorChecker Passport for those shots where " correct " colours are important.

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GlennH
GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 7:45 PM


Quote: You don't really need any sort of grey card for white balance.

That rather depends on what subjects you photograph. You don't need a lot of things if you don't care about the result.

Nickscape
Nickscape  8696 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 7:53 PM

If it's really necessary and you want perfect white balance (if shooting something like products) you need to use something like a ColourChecker, if you want to guess afterwards you can of course adjust the RAW but the final version will be your interpretation of the white balance when it 'looks right' this is different to having technically perfect colour.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315621 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 8:18 PM


Quote: I believe that we are talking about it for setting white balance, not exposure

The poster is using a hand held meter, most meters are calibrated for 12% not 18%, this is a difference of 1/2 a stop.

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