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Old Apr 14, 2005, 5:49 PM   #1
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So how many of you guys have heard of these? Will this help with my 20D???? Why not just use a white paper?? Or gray card????



Any of you use them??? Is it worth the $300.00???
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Old Apr 14, 2005, 6:33 PM   #2
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The grey card only set the mid-tone

With the white and black you also get the extremes on your histogram(ie the latitude)!
http://www.photobyseat.com/dp_pages/...r%20beater.pdf

Is it worth $300 - everyone have a different set of value: Some prefer 'L', other 'EX's :G
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yeah L on EX

IS the PDF for a card you can print out???



Is there any way to make a thing that will do the same thing as the Digital Cali...
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You can go to their website to download a file that can be printed:

http://www.photobyseat.com/dp_pages/mb_page.html

Looks like a good idea.

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Got my camera calibrated F.O.C. from the Canon Main dealer because it's less that 12 months old.

If you live close enough to one, I'd suggest speaking with them about getting it done.

Can't recommend it enough!

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You totally miss the point - This has to do with calibrating the camera to the lighting you use. It has nothing to do with the camera (ie the camera can be 100% calibrated), but one can still be off!!!

-> An analogy to this is like setting your time wrong on a perfectly calibrated clock
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Ah!

Ok, thanks for that....
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Check out WhiBal at RawWorkflow.com - I have no connection to the company.

I use the WhiBal gadget to reference the light temperature when shooting RAW. You take a photo of the thing and then use it with your RAW converter. You can also use it to set the custom white balance when you shoot JPEG which, is what I imagine you can also do with the things you were looking at.

The RawWorkflow site has some useful information about White Balance, RAW shooting and so on...

You can just use a grey card but the products will argue they have the purest, most reliable shade of gray. A true gray has equal values in each channel (RGB) and minimal or reflectance. That's what makes them good references for WB.

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Matthew2000TX,
I went to Ed's seminar and bought the 14" of this Digital Cal. Target. The tri-tone of the target makes a quick look at the histogram a snap, even in bright light.
I've used it in bright daylight, cloudy, and indoor w/flash settings, and I love the results. It is very easy to just whip out the target, whenever you change lighting. Getting the shot right in camera makes adjustments in CS alot easier.
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