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Old Oct 25, 2008, 3:02 PM   #11
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Jack - The reason this one was such a good buy, was the size - 67mm

This is bigger than any of my current lenses, so I bought a step up ring 52-67mm to start with, and may buy a couple more in the future.

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If you have 52mm lens you can get the cheapie white bal cap at 52mm.

I have several of them mainly 77mm for my A300mm, DA200mm and Sigma 24-60mm. All the them come with a plastic filter rim which does protect my lens from my finger print. It does give a lot of protection to my lenses. For a few bucks it is money well spent

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Old Oct 25, 2008, 3:37 PM   #12
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Jack - The reason this one was such a good buy, was the size - 67mm

This is bigger than any of my current lenses, so I bought a step up ring 52-67mm to start with, and may buy a couple more in the future.

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If you have 52mm lens you can get the cheapie white bal cap at 52mm.

I have several of them mainly 77mm for my A300mm, DA200mm and Sigma 24-60mm. All the them come with a plastic filter rim which does protect my lens from my finger print. It does give a lot of protection to my lenses. For a few bucks it is money well spent

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Actually Daniel, that might be a good idea.

As I don't have that many lenses anymore, maybe I shoudl just by them and use them as lens caps. That way I am always ready to set the correct white balance.


Thanks for the useful tip.


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Old Oct 25, 2008, 6:41 PM   #13
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How ironic -- just the other day my wife and I were discussing this topic, and I said that auto white balance works just fine, and there'salmost nevera need to set the WB manually. I guess I need to reconsider my position!
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I think the problem is that AWB is so good now, that in 98% of the shots, it is fine.

Therefore we leave it alone - one less thing to worry about! - and concentrate on shooting.

To be honest, I have really only been trying this under house lights. It gets rid of the orange cast for every shot.


Still, I may remember to use it outside....for every sequence of shots.....



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Interesting discussion. I googled Expodisc and found the following article on DIYPhotography.net discussing using a coffee filter for the same purpose. I haven't tried it, but I'm going to.

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http://www.diyphotography.net/worry-...-cent-expodisc
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Jack - The reason this one was such a good buy, was the size - 67mm

This is bigger than any of my current lenses, so I bought a step up ring 52-67mm to start with, and may buy a couple more in the future.

Although, just holding it in front of the lens works just as well.


Just got to remmeber to point it towards the light source, as it reads as an incident light meter.


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OK Dal, I can see the logic in that, although the stepping rings aren't all that cheap a commodity if you need several. I like Daniels 1 filter per lens idea better, it's cheaper

and serves as lens protection as well. Pauls link shows the homebrew versions are popular, but with the price of yours it seems hardly worth the bother ... I know my

previous homebrew version worked well in artificial indoor light, I only tried it a couple of times outdoors in good light, but didn't find any difference than using AWB. ... Jack
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Jack - The reason this one was such a good buy, was the size - 67mm

This is bigger than any of my current lenses, so I bought a step up ring 52-67mm to start with, and may buy a couple more in the future.

Although, just holding it in front of the lens works just as well.


Just got to remmeber to point it towards the light source, as it reads as an incident light meter.


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OK Dal, I can see the logic in that, although the stepping rings aren't all that cheap a commodity if you need several. I like Daniels 1 filter per lens idea better, it's cheaper

and serves as lens protection as well. Pauls link shows the homebrew versions are popular, but with the price of yours it seems hardly worth the bother ... I know my

previous homebrew version worked well in artificial indoor light, I only tried it a couple of times outdoors in good light, but didn't find any difference than using AWB. ... Jack
To be honest Jack, I have found much the same.

The K series seems to be spot-on in sunlight, just very strange in artificial light.


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