Inspired by some messages regarding an ExpoDisk with TaoTeJared in a different thread:
Expodisks and some other custom WB tools are great. They are not a solve all, but they sure can save a ton of time and save many unusable images. Much easier with batch global changes as well.
I decided to open a new thread in order to read/share/learn/discuss about White Balance Tools you use.
From what I have read, there are at least 3 types of tools:
- Filters/Lens Caps (ExpoDisk, ExpoCap, ClearWhite, Colorright, Potato Pringles Cup)
- Reflective Cards (Whibal, McBeth, Styrofoam cup)
- Calibration Cards (Taz's Calibration and Color Correction Kit, Macbeth Color Checker)
I guess there are a larger number or products out there that do the same job, some very expensive that may be calibrated, while others may give good results on a low budget price. (e.g. a Pringles Potato Cup).
From what I have read, the ExpoDisk is the most popular.. but also one of the expensive ones.
What kind of WB tool you use? (Filter, Reflective, Calibration Cards)
When do you use it? (All the time, or only when you don't trust the camera WB?
When do you apply it? (for setting the on-camera Custom WB setting, during RAW WB tweaking, or while Post Processing (e.g. in Photoshop)
Disclaimer: I do not have any relationship with any of the products mentioned above, I just want to learn what you do on this topic, also for allowing us photographers get better results on our photos.
--- Ricky Marek.
P.D. Searching the forum did not point to threads on this topic.