PhotoVision 24" One-Shot Digital Calibration Target with DVD, Collapsible Disc Exposure Aid for Digital Cameras
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|Package Height||1.3 x 10 x 10 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.95 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The three zones add an important part to the color balance function.. exposure. set exposure first, finding where the spikes are in the histogram, then take a picture for color balance and Bingo! you've got it right and no post processing worries!
For exposure, most of the time, you let the camera do it and it is total guess work.. the camera screen really can't be used to know if you are exposing correctly, and histograms can be misleading depending on the colors in the photo. This way, you know your light conditions, know where those spikes should be on the histogram.
The DVD included is part of the price, and well worth it, showing examples on where you should be looking for those exposure spikes on the histogram
I am so glad I purchased this product, both for the information on exposure and white balance. I'm not trying to guess anymore, I know where that white should be in the histogram, so I know I am getting the correct exposure. The color balance is amazing, indoors in particular when you have mixed lighting.
And, if you think about it.. you can use the color balance/exposure and not be as worried about monitor calibration.. you get it right, in the camera, so unless you go playing with it in photo shop, you should be in the good zone for beautiful prints.Read more ›
A friend who is a world class professional photographer (and by "world class", I mean that this guy goes all over the world photographing and getting paid for it by major corporations), COMPLIMENTED me on a shoot I did with it, that involved mixed light sources (daylight and tungsten).
99.99% of the time you will get a useful reading with it. It DOES make a difference as to whether you meter in direct sunlight or shadow; you still have to know what to do with the reading you get from it, particularly if you do HDR work. I do 360° HDR panoramas and would not even think of trying to shoot without it.
If you have ever been frustrated by exposure or color balance problems, and/or if you do HDR, you need this, even if you don't know it or want to admit it. Just get it and use it, particularly if you're charging people for your work.
(You wouldn't want someone like me to show up, unannounced, at a wedding you were shooting).
Pricing concerns aside, this is an excellent product. I can use the lighting histogram now with confidence (often even without the target, though it's better with), something I couldn't do before I watched the video and bought the target.
I would like to own more sizes of the target, but I'm having trouble justifying paying for intellectual property that I already own.
At a lower price, this is a five-star product. As it stands, four stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this target, I lost mine and wanted to get a bigger target. Great to help with exposure when taking photos.Published 23 months ago by Tammy Flynn
and it worked great. I use wide angle and fisheye lenses, so I recommend using the 24" target to fill the frame.Published on December 25, 2013 by N8iv Angeleno
If you really want to nail your exposure, every time, this is a great tool. It can also be used for setting a custom white balance, either in camera or in post-processing. Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by John L Francis