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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2007
Just pop this disc on to the lens, stand in the position of your subject and point towards the

shooting location. Pop off a shot with an acurate exposure and there you go.

Its really that easy. Sure sometimes its off a bit becuase the light changes, but do a

guick new white balance and your good to go.

Yes its sometimes hard to keep up with quickly changing color temp. in the field. But

a quick 75% accurate white balance is closer then nothing.

Whats really nice is it just snaps in with three bumps and is secure, you dont have to worry about

screwing up threads. And if you own multiple lens sizes, you can just buy the largest and hold it up

to the smaller lens and it works.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2008
I have been a longtime ExpoDisc user, having owned the original White Balance correction Expodisc for several years.

I wish now that I had purchased this one instead. I photography a lot of concerts and plays and prior to getting this Expodisc always struggled with skin tone. The original Expodisc would get the white balance right but not the skin tone under incandescent light.

But the Warm Balance solution version does! I recently photographed a concert and took over 500 photos after setting a custom WB with the Warm Balance Solution and every shot was perfect.

A little while a go I took prom pictures and got marvelous skin tone on every shot.

If you take a lot of portrait photos then this is a must have tool. One I highly recommend.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2010
I bought this to go with my Canon EOS 30D. Canon DSLRs seem to have trouble generally with white balance, and for me the Expodisc seems to clear up this trouble easily.

There is only one glitch: You have to take the white balance test shot (with the Expodisc attached to the front of the camera lens) at the location where your subject will be, and with the camera lens pointed toward the light source. This might be a little more trouble than having the subject hold a grey card for you to shoot.

Ken Rockwell (on his website) recommends the warm balance filter because of his own preferences, and I agree. A warm filter is better when shooting nature and people, in my opinion, since it brings up the reds a little bit. Expodisc did not over-do the warming either; a little bit is just fine!

The Expodisc itself is quite well-built, and the spring-balls around the periphery let you snap it on the front of the lens (with or without additional filters attached) quickly without fiddling with threading, as you would do with any filter for example. This is very convenient!

The optical surfaces are plastic, but I think performance will not suffer as the Expodisc ages and gets scratched and dinged up, since the pigments appear to permeate the entire filter plate. A diffuser in front also does not worry me, since the curved parts of it are inside, where they cannot accumulate dust.

It comes with a neck-strap, making it easy to keep it available while you are shooting. Also, a beltpack case is provided, which can accomodate the Expodisc and another filter of your choice.

I look forward to using this with my circular polarizer filter, because the Expodisc will fix the white balance shift introduced by the circular polarizer (sort of a "coldness"), while preserving the advantages such as cloud and sky visibility and reduction of glare.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2008
I was optimistic about buying the Expodisc at first since it was expensive and there are others out there that are cheaper, but after using the expodisc at a wedding I had really bad lighting at and my flash is not great the Expodisc came to the rescue. I will not take pictures now without it since I can import them into Lightroom or iPhoto and do my touch-ups faster and easier and the pics come out great without doing anything to them at all if the white balance is set correctly and that is what the ExpoDisc is all about. No coffee filters for me are grey cards either. I believe in fast and accurate and that is what I am getting now.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2010
I love this product and have used mine for over a year now and can't imagine not having it. It really does make your shots so much better. Yeah you can fix this the White balance on the PC but it's so much better to get it right the first time and this product does just that. I strongly recommend buying the 77mm version. I no longer use 77mm threaded lenses but use step-down adapters to connect the Expodisk to the lens I am using this saves me from buying a bunch of different sizes. I use both the warming and neutral but find myself using the warming the most as I enjoy shooting people and nature and that slight warm cast is perfect. Does not over do it like some filters can. In my honest opinion I would recommend both its just a great product. Auto White Balance and Photoshop can not compete.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2013
A must for any photpgrapher but get the 77mm if your lens isnt that big all you do is old it up to your lens.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2011
I have both the Warm and the Neutral Expodiscs and they are wonderful. My pictures have improved so much since I started using these a couple weeks ago. I now have the perfect white balance and color tones in all my photographs, both indoors and outdoors. They are well worth the price for me. I was deighted to learn these would work with my Nikon Coolpix P100. It's not just for DSLRs. If you can set a custom balance on your camera, you can uase this. Check your camera manual to find out. If accurate color is important to you, this is a wonderful product.
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on February 4, 2013
Love this product!
The ExpoDisc is one of those overlooked profesional photo accessories that make a big difference in consistent high quality results and help streamline your work flow. Lots of UTube videos online to explain who simple the EDisc is to use. If you set up your manual exposure properly, the ExpoDisc turns your camera into an incident light meter and provides a perfect custom 18% gray image for that moment. Shoot your images and later in post edit sample your 18% gray image for correct white balance, then sync your images. done, move onto styling the best shots...
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on April 29, 2013
The disk works great.
The Seller described it: "like new". But the disk has many small scratches on it from being placed onto the smaller lenses. This was not described by the seller. In fact another seller had a "like new" disk for similar price, with a description of one scratch, so I chose this seller which simply did not describe the many scratches the disk has.

Anyway, I gave 5 stars to reflect well on the product. The product still works good with the many small scratches.
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on August 4, 2013
The tweak to warm the skin tones is very slight and so does not really affect the overall scene. However, skin tones come out more natural and warmer and does not look cold. I have been using the original Expodisc for perhaps, 5 years and even though the WB seems "correct" I prefer this Portrait version for daily use. If I should need to shoot to reproduce colors faithfully like in the case of shooting lipsticks for a catalog, then I will revert to the original Expodisc.
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