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Old Mar 18, 2010, 11:33 AM   #11
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The standard grey card does both. Because of its medium neutral hue it will provide better color balance compared to a white sheet which has a tendency to make anything close to white - white without any tone...


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That 2 x coffe-filter stunt I don't believe in. Not very scientific......

That 18% gray-card I find interesting and must try sometimes. Where to get it? Camera-accessory shop?

Doesn't have to be too big in area, does it. Enough so that your viewfinder is covered and gets a reading with the available light? Should be able to stash away in a medium-sized camerabag? But then there is so much one should carry, besides the obviouse (spare battery and memory-card)....


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...In RAW shooting pano's in AWB is not a problem because you can match up the color temps. JPEG is a different problem...
Never had any problems with panorama's and JPEG's yet, as I don't shoot RAW at all, because I find the whole concept of RAW somewhat intimidating (and consuming space on my harddrive) and have to undergo a learning-curve first!



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...but some lights have a greenish cast to them.
Agreed! That greenish-yellow light is the worst kind. Cannot stand that thing, it makes all things look supernatural and alien.....


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Old Mar 19, 2010, 12:09 AM   #12
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That 18% gray-card I find interesting and must try sometimes. Where to get it? Camera-accessory shop?

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... It is the same size card that I use (8X10). Allows you to put it at arms length from the camera so more light falls on it...
Or you can cut it into four pieces that fit in your shirt pocket so you can have one with you all the time, and have spares when one wears out. If you use spot metering, it will still work just fine at arms length.
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Or you can cut it into four pieces that fit in your shirt pocket so you can have one with you all the time, and have spares when one wears out. If you use spot metering, it will still work just fine at arms length.
That is true. Always carry a back pack, so it just stays in there....
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