Zeikos ZE-DGC Digital Grey Card Set with Lanyard
|Price:||$9.99 & FREE Shipping|
- Grey Card Set
- Works with any Digital Cameras
- Includes Grey, White & Black Reference Cards
- Can be Used in Pre or Post Production
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|Item Dimensions||3.38 x 0.1 x 2.13 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.1 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
There are basically two ways to get your white balance perfect: set your camera to auto white balance, fill the frame with your grey card, and then set the custom white balance with the picture you just shot. The second way is done in post processing. Put the card in the frame on your first photo of the particular lighting condition, and then use the white balance dropper tool in Lightroom to get the proper white balance. You can then apply the same white balance to the rest of your pictures. The second method works better when shooting in raw. If you are shooting JPEG, the first method is better.
I understand this can be used for both video and photography. I use if for photography, and here's why I think this is a must-have for anyone who takes photography a bit more serious...
Unlike the human eye, cameras don't automatically "neutralize" the to lighting in the environment. That's why cameras usually have those lighting mode options (incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, etc.) -- it's to help the camera shift the color tone to try to neutralize the color cast from the light (e.g., fluorescent emits a greenish light, while incandescent emits a yellowish light). The "Auto" feature also just tries to guess at the color casting by trying to find something neutral in the image.
If you're an intermediate or advanced photographer, you'll probably want to shoot in RAW format because you can do A LOT more adjusting in post-processing. RAW images capture the light as the camera sees it, no processing added (so they often look even worse at first than JPEG images do). RAW requires that post-processing software make the adjustments to white balance, and so on. That's where this awesome little card comes in... The neutral gray card is used to tell the post-processing software what a neutral color looks like with the given lighting conditions.
So, how do you use it?Read more ›
- they're hard plastic, so no worries about smudges, stains, spills, etc. Just run under water & wipe off. Nice touch.
- if you're shooting RAW, before the shoot (or whenever the lighting changes) just place one of the cards somewhere in the shot, pull it into lightroom, set the white balance point, auto-sync to all the rest of your photos from that session and you've got a balanced tone across ALL the photos
- for all your head shots, keep the lanyard around the model's neck so you get a clean WB every image
- easy and inexpensive. No need for the more expensive cards. Plus, many of the far-more-expensive ones are cardboard (subject to stains), or TINY (not enough room to get an exact neutral point in LR5).
i used this on a canon t2i.
Note: set lens to manual foccus
at the lighting condition where you are to shoot, hold the grey card, fill the picture frame in you camer with the grey card.
use this picture to set the custom white balance in your camera.
there is a you tube video which explained how to do this on a cannon dslr.
the actual picture after the custom white balance using the grey card was fantastic.
pretty simple to use and definitley a handy tool that will help make quality pictures.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a retired photojournalist and videographer. I recently helped teach University Journalism student video camera field work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Norris Klesman
I only use the white card in this set and it works perfectly for setting white balance. Definitely a good buy considering the price and what you get for it.Published 4 months ago by Nick
Only complaint I have is that the cards are little small. I'd have liked to have them about 20% larger to make it easier to use with my camera's custom white balance. Read morePublished 4 months ago by War2d2
Bought it for my wife who is a photographer. She found it very useful and use it everyday to set white balance of her camera.Published 12 months ago by Evgeny Semionov