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Douglas Grey Card

Douglas Grey Card - Colour Confidence will feature the new Douglas Grey Card on their stand at Focus.

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Douglas Photographic announced today that the new Douglas Grey Card will be featured by Colour Confidence, the colour management and digital imaging specialist, on stand E33 at the Focus On Imaging show, which starts this weekend at the NEC Birmingham. Later next month, the Douglas Grey Card can be seen again at Photo Fest Ireland at the Crowne Plaza, Dublin Airport.

The Douglas Grey Card, Mark II, which was launched at the end of last year, combines the most advanced principles and materials with ease of use - right down to 'one click' colour balance when using PaintShopPro or PhotoShop. The universal 'Douglas' covers all the angles, whether using flash, natural, tungsten or warm fluorescent lighting, negative film, transparencies or digital.

The 'Douglas' has long been an essential part of any serious photographer's toolkit. Unlike a number of cards available, this latest version means goodbye to the distortions of fluorescence.

The Douglas Mark II provides better, more consistent colour balancing of digital and conventional photography across the widest range of illumination, including tungsten, daylight, flash and warm fluorescent tubes. The Mark II is also more compact.

"Neither the grey nor white sides contain artificial brighteners - the sort of thing used in household detergents," explains Douglas Green, managing director. "They are found in many other grey cards and they do affect exposure readings. The Douglas offers a truly stable, reliable reference
point for the photographer to calculate correct exposure.

Grey on one side and white on the other, the Douglas Grey Card is suitable for a wide range of purposes including exposure measurement, contrast measurement, colour balancing and setting white balance. The Douglas Mark II folds easily to about A5 size and fits snugly into a camera bag. Once fully opened, it is large enough to fill a 35mm camera viewfinder at 40 cm with a 50mm lens.
  • No artificial brighteners - which will distort exposure.
  • Advanced, tough synthetic material - for years of use
  • Stain-free - unlike traditional card, the Douglas can be written on
  • with a Chinagraph pencil or suitable markers, then cleaned with mild
  • detergent or spray cleaner
  • Reflects the same proportion of all colours of light falling -
  • including ultra-violet and the limit of visible red
For more information please visit the Douglas website.
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15 Nov 2010 6:50AM
I bought the Douglas Grey card in good faith: and I found it to be appaulingly useless.

Wanted to test the range of my camera from Black 000 to White 255 and i attempted it over 25 times with the Douglas card both in a controlled environment indoors and on clear days outdoors and each time it failed me.

I believe the horrible plastic surface is very reflective and that confuses the sensor on my camera and what should be grey comes out blue: it did the same at my brothers wedding: where i used the Douglas indoors, all the pics i took from that grey card reading turned out blue. And this is on two different SLRs that this happened, not just one!

I was given a Lastolite grey card and tried that and it worked 1st time and each and every time since!

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