• DGK Color Tools Optek Premium Reference White Balance Card Set- 3 Card Set- 3 Card Digital Color Correction Tool
  • DGK Color Tools Optek Premium Reference White Balance Card Set- 3 Card Set- 3 Card Digital Color Correction Tool
  • DGK Color Tools Optek Premium Reference White Balance Card Set- 3 Card Set- 3 Card Digital Color Correction Tool
DGK Color Tools Optek Premium Reference White Balance Card Set- 3 Card Set- 3 Card Digital Color Correction Tool
DGK Color Tools Optek Premium Reference White Balance Card Set- 3 Card Set- 3 Card Digital Color Correction Tool
DGK Color Tools Optek Premium Reference White Balance Card Set- 3 Card Set- 3 Card Digital Color Correction Tool

DGK Color Tools Optek Premium Reference White Balance Card Set- 3 Card Set- 3 Card Digital Color Correction Tool

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  • -- Includes three color calibrated reference cards, carry strap, user guide
  • -- Each card 3.2" X 2.2" 0.1" (8.3 by 5.0 cm) waterproof plastic
  • -- Works with any camera JPEG, RAW, film or digital
  • -- Dependable performance and accuracy.
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Works great Bought this set to use with food photography. Having accurate colors is incredibly important when doing food photography.This set works like a charm. Fairly accurate, the cards are a thick plastic that seems quite durable, you can wipe dirt and such off the cards with a wet rag to clean them, the lanyard clips off at the bottom making it easy to hand these to a client quickly!, they hang around your neck which helps keep them constantly at hand! I usually get quite flustered on shoots and tend to stuff everything in my bag but with this lanyard I finally KNOW where I put it! lolGreat buy and well worth the $8 that I paid! I have recommended this item to friends and strongly think that it is a must for people who shot a lot! (WORKS GREAT WITH MULTIPLE SPEEDLITE AND STUDIO LIGHT SETUPS EVEN OUTDOORS!) 5Durable, functional and cheap--what's more to ask? These 3 cards are precisely the size of a credit card, so they will fit in your wallet or a cc holder. The surface of each card is matte black, white, or gray...which reduces color casts from reflections. Each card colors is solid through the plastic; the finish won't scratch off. To my eyes, the three shades appear perfectly neutral, but since plastic often yellows with age, I'll keep these away from sunlight and open air. For the price, they look very durable; the lanyard them secure on outdoor shoots. If there's any downside to these cards, it's that the size is a bit too small for getting a positive reading off wider angle lenses. So far in use, these cards have helped me accurately set white balance; I'm a very satisfied buyer. Made in USA. 5These get a lot of use at my weddings! These get way more use then my full-size gray card. I shoot Nikon, so you have to fill the entire frame with you're gray card in order to set a custom white balance. But it is a pain in the butt to carry around a full-sized card and find somebody to hold it for you, especially if you're using off camera flash as I always do. With this, I just set my white balance too one of the presets, leave my quality set at RAW. And take a picture of these cards every time I walk through a doorway (that is the mental trigger that I use to remind myself when to take a picture of them, I don't actually stand in the doorway and take the picture I go inside the room first). In lightroom it is very easy to set your white balance based off of the gray card, and if your exposure is way off you can utilize the black-and-white cards in Photoshop to set your curves. I don't use that function very often, but it's nice to have. 5A nice little backup cardset to add to your kit, but that's it. For starters, these cards are inexpensive, compact, durable, and come with a lanyard that makes it easily accessible when worn. I think they are great for up-close portrait photography if you have the subject or an assistant hold the cards for some test shots while while you dial in your white balance and get some metering done. However, I found it difficult to measure my manual preset white balance on the fly when taking photos in real world situations. When holding the white card to the lens very closely (using manual focus), a shadow or finger in the in the frame which would result in a less accurate reading. A larger card that can be held at an arm's length would keep me from switching back and forth between auto and manual focus.I was looking for a small white card so I can set my manual preset white balance and it does an okay job. The white card that was included with the set I purchased had a little piece of black lint underneath the laminate - not a big deal. The grey card for metering is alright, but for metering purposes I use the palm of my hand (a trick during my film days when I was a photography student and kept losing my grey cards, but it still works just fine for me to this day), so I hardly use it.In conclusion, I feel like these cards' greatest asset will eventually become their greatest flaw as some users may find themselves using them less and less. You should get these cards If you are ONLY going to be carrying your camera or have a small camera bag (body and lens only), because they will do the trick. However, if you have a medium to large camera bag that holds more gear, then I would recommend spending a few more dollars and getting cards in a larger size since you can carry them in your bag anyway. 3No excuse for lousy color balance: get these In the old days, if you wanted critical color, you bought a few 20-packs of refrigerated 35mm color slide film of the same batch, shot about 12 bracketed frames of a color chart and an 18% gray card under controlled conditions. Had the lab pull out a strip of film from the cartridge, equivalent to the frames you shot (more or less) and return the cartridge with the unexposed frames along with the mounted slides. Or you would blow the whole roll, depending on the budget. You'd examine the slides for color and exposure and determine the optimum exposure and color correction filters you might need. You kids now have it easy. Just fan out one of these, include it in the first frame and go on shooting. When you load up your photos in Lightroom or whatever you use, click on the thingies to fix your color balance and use the same settings for the rest. (Of course, you're shooting RAW and you should set your camera's white balance manually for best results.) I keep one of these hanging around my neck on location or a studio. Just keep em clean. And your nose, too, while you're at it. 5Essential in your bag They're about the size of a credit card, reasonably sturdy, and the lanyard is a nice touch as well. So far I've had not problems using them with either the Canon 5D or Nikon D200 that I'm using lately. It's as simple as putting them in a quick snapshot of whatever scene you want to shoot. After you've done once that shoot away like normal, unless you move to different lighting which you'd need to do another quick snapshot of them in the frame somewhere. I usually do a shot with the white card showing, and then another with the gray card showing. You can of course just do a single shot with all three cards showing as well, that way you have your whitest whites, blackest blacks, and neutral all in once shot.After that you go into whatever photo editing program you use that lets you set custom white balance. Choose the picker tool, and click somewhere on the white/gray card. Copy the setting to every photo for that lighting, and you're good to go. If that editing program has the ability to use the picker to choose your 'true' white or black, then these cards could also be used for that. Might help out in the editing process.Kei 4Get it - You just can't go wrong! This is so handy and makes it easy to get your color matching right. Color Matching?! Yep. I am a real estate photographer, and for years I have tried to satisfy my clients by getting accurate wall and fabric colors (they are SO picky!). In the past - believe it or not - I have done just fine in my editing software by simply searching for something I know is medium gray in the image, and clicking on that. Works at least 80% of the time.But THIS little bad boy works 100% of the time even in mixed lighting. When I know the color is going to be critical, I just toss this reference card down in an area where it can be photoshopped-out quickly after clicking on it. Sounds goofy but is a great time saver. 5Absolutely essential for color-balancing photos Bought this as a gift for a photographer friend. (I already had a similar one for my own photography.) She likes it.Here's why you need this: If you're making a series of photos in the same light, take the first one with the gray card in the picture. Then, when color-balancing a photo in Photoshop, turn on the Info panel. Move the mouse pointer to the gray card in the photo. If the R, G and B values are approximately the same, your photo is color-balanced. Even if your computer display isn't calibrated, using a gray card and getting R, G and B about equal, will color balance your photo. 5Gets the job done for a most reasonable price Perfect for what I needed it for. 18% gray.... only a photographer would know what that is and what to do with it, I think. I am redoing a photo studio and wanted perfect little swatches for determining wall color and these did the job to a T. Now I also have them for setting color balance when needed. They are rugged enough (plastic, not laminated paper) and washable and the price can't be beat. Depending on what your needs are these should serve you well.For those wondering about size, they are about the size of a credit card which might be too small for some in cameras' white balance setting, but fine for post processing custom white balance.BOTTOM LINE: price can't be beat and these little card get the job done. The lanyard is a nice addition. 5Excellent Product, High Quality, Waterproof I ordered this item to help me improve my photo taking, more specifically, my to help with my post-processing workflow. The cards are plastic and not laminated paper stock like some and they are waterproof and easily cleaned with water or household cleaner. They are compact and fit easily in either a pocket or your camera bag. The included lanyard is a nice convenience feature also.I've always had trouble finding the correct white balance in post processing and this tool has helped immensely. I'm sure I have not used it to its potential yet, but I got it just before Christmas and used it on Christmas Eve during setup at my parents' house for Photos of the grandkids. It did a fantastic job of helping me correct the color balance of the pictures during post processing.It's very simple to use: just take a photo of one (or all - one each) of the cards under the lighting conditions that you will be shooting under. When you go to post process you correct the color balance in your photo editing program for the test photos and copy the settings to the entire shoot. I personally use Lightroom and it was a very simple process to complete that took under 5 minutes total to correct all of the pictures I took that night.I would highly recommend this product for any photographer who is starting to take their craft more seriously. For under $10 you can't go wrong with this product. 5
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Works great Bought this set to use with food photography. Having accurate colors is incredibly important when doing food photography.This set works like a charm. Fairly accurate, the cards are a thick plastic that seems quite durable, you can wipe dirt and such off the cards with a wet rag to clean them, the lanyard clips off at the bottom making it easy to hand these to a client quickly!, they hang around your neck which helps keep them constantly at hand! I usually get quite flustered on shoots and tend to stuff everything in my bag but with this lanyard I finally KNOW where I put it! lolGreat buy and well worth the $8 that I paid! I have recommended this item to friends and strongly think that it is a must for people who shot a lot! (WORKS GREAT WITH MULTIPLE SPEEDLITE AND STUDIO LIGHT SETUPS EVEN OUTDOORS!) 5Durable, functional and cheap--what's more to ask? These 3 cards are precisely the size of a credit card, so they will fit in your wallet or a cc holder. The surface of each card is matte black, white, or gray...which reduces color casts from reflections. Each card colors is solid through the plastic; the finish won't scratch off. To my eyes, the three shades appear perfectly neutral, but since plastic often yellows with age, I'll keep these away from sunlight and open air. For the price, they look very durable; the lanyard them secure on outdoor shoots. If there's any downside to these cards, it's that the size is a bit too small for getting a positive reading off wider angle lenses. So far in use, these cards have helped me accurately set white balance; I'm a very satisfied buyer. Made in USA. 5These get a lot of use at my weddings! These get way more use then my full-size gray card. I shoot Nikon, so you have to fill the entire frame with you're gray card in order to set a custom white balance. But it is a pain in the butt to carry around a full-sized card and find somebody to hold it for you, especially if you're using off camera flash as I always do. With this, I just set my white balance too one of the presets, leave my quality set at RAW. And take a picture of these cards every time I walk through a doorway (that is the mental trigger that I use to remind myself when to take a picture of them, I don't actually stand in the doorway and take the picture I go inside the room first). In lightroom it is very easy to set your white balance based off of the gray card, and if your exposure is way off you can utilize the black-and-white cards in Photoshop to set your curves. I don't use that function very often, but it's nice to have. 5A nice little backup cardset to add to your kit, but that's it. For starters, these cards are inexpensive, compact, durable, and come with a lanyard that makes it easily accessible when worn. I think they are great for up-close portrait photography if you have the subject or an assistant hold the cards for some test shots while while you dial in your white balance and get some metering done. However, I found it difficult to measure my manual preset white balance on the fly when taking photos in real world situations. When holding the white card to the lens very closely (using manual focus), a shadow or finger in the in the frame which would result in a less accurate reading. A larger card that can be held at an arm's length would keep me from switching back and forth between auto and manual focus.I was looking for a small white card so I can set my manual preset white balance and it does an okay job. The white card that was included with the set I purchased had a little piece of black lint underneath the laminate - not a big deal. The grey card for metering is alright, but for metering purposes I use the palm of my hand (a trick during my film days when I was a photography student and kept losing my grey cards, but it still works just fine for me to this day), so I hardly use it.In conclusion, I feel like these cards' greatest asset will eventually become their greatest flaw as some users may find themselves using them less and less. You should get these cards If you are ONLY going to be carrying your camera or have a small camera bag (body and lens only), because they will do the trick. However, if you have a medium to large camera bag that holds more gear, then I would recommend spending a few more dollars and getting cards in a larger size since you can carry them in your bag anyway. 3No excuse for lousy color balance: get these In the old days, if you wanted critical color, you bought a few 20-packs of refrigerated 35mm color slide film of the same batch, shot about 12 bracketed frames of a color chart and an 18% gray card under controlled conditions. Had the lab pull out a strip of film from the cartridge, equivalent to the frames you shot (more or less) and return the cartridge with the unexposed frames along with the mounted slides. Or you would blow the whole roll, depending on the budget. You'd examine the slides for color and exposure and determine the optimum exposure and color correction filters you might need. You kids now have it easy. Just fan out one of these, include it in the first frame and go on shooting. When you load up your photos in Lightroom or whatever you use, click on the thingies to fix your color balance and use the same settings for the rest. (Of course, you're shooting RAW and you should set your camera's white balance manually for best results.) I keep one of these hanging around my neck on location or a studio. Just keep em clean. And your nose, too, while you're at it. 5Essential in your bag They're about the size of a credit card, reasonably sturdy, and the lanyard is a nice touch as well. So far I've had not problems using them with either the Canon 5D or Nikon D200 that I'm using lately. It's as simple as putting them in a quick snapshot of whatever scene you want to shoot. After you've done once that shoot away like normal, unless you move to different lighting which you'd need to do another quick snapshot of them in the frame somewhere. I usually do a shot with the white card showing, and then another with the gray card showing. You can of course just do a single shot with all three cards showing as well, that way you have your whitest whites, blackest blacks, and neutral all in once shot.After that you go into whatever photo editing program you use that lets you set custom white balance. Choose the picker tool, and click somewhere on the white/gray card. Copy the setting to every photo for that lighting, and you're good to go. If that editing program has the ability to use the picker to choose your 'true' white or black, then these cards could also be used for that. Might help out in the editing process.Kei 4Get it - You just can't go wrong! This is so handy and makes it easy to get your color matching right. Color Matching?! Yep. I am a real estate photographer, and for years I have tried to satisfy my clients by getting accurate wall and fabric colors (they are SO picky!). In the past - believe it or not - I have done just fine in my editing software by simply searching for something I know is medium gray in the image, and clicking on that. Works at least 80% of the time.But THIS little bad boy works 100% of the time even in mixed lighting. When I know the color is going to be critical, I just toss this reference card down in an area where it can be photoshopped-out quickly after clicking on it. Sounds goofy but is a great time saver. 5Absolutely essential for color-balancing photos Bought this as a gift for a photographer friend. (I already had a similar one for my own photography.) She likes it.Here's why you need this: If you're making a series of photos in the same light, take the first one with the gray card in the picture. Then, when color-balancing a photo in Photoshop, turn on the Info panel. Move the mouse pointer to the gray card in the photo. If the R, G and B values are approximately the same, your photo is color-balanced. Even if your computer display isn't calibrated, using a gray card and getting R, G and B about equal, will color balance your photo. 5Gets the job done for a most reasonable price Perfect for what I needed it for. 18% gray.... only a photographer would know what that is and what to do with it, I think. I am redoing a photo studio and wanted perfect little swatches for determining wall color and these did the job to a T. Now I also have them for setting color balance when needed. They are rugged enough (plastic, not laminated paper) and washable and the price can't be beat. Depending on what your needs are these should serve you well.For those wondering about size, they are about the size of a credit card which might be too small for some in cameras' white balance setting, but fine for post processing custom white balance.BOTTOM LINE: price can't be beat and these little card get the job done. The lanyard is a nice addition. 5Excellent Product, High Quality, Waterproof I ordered this item to help me improve my photo taking, more specifically, my to help with my post-processing workflow. The cards are plastic and not laminated paper stock like some and they are waterproof and easily cleaned with water or household cleaner. They are compact and fit easily in either a pocket or your camera bag. The included lanyard is a nice convenience feature also.I've always had trouble finding the correct white balance in post processing and this tool has helped immensely. I'm sure I have not used it to its potential yet, but I got it just before Christmas and used it on Christmas Eve during setup at my parents' house for Photos of the grandkids. It did a fantastic job of helping me correct the color balance of the pictures during post processing.It's very simple to use: just take a photo of one (or all - one each) of the cards under the lighting conditions that you will be shooting under. When you go to post process you correct the color balance in your photo editing program for the test photos and copy the settings to the entire shoot. I personally use Lightroom and it was a very simple process to complete that took under 5 minutes total to correct all of the pictures I took that night.I would highly recommend this product for any photographer who is starting to take their craft more seriously. For under $10 you can't go wrong with this product. 5
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