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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2011
This is one of those things that is a must have if you are a photographer. Not having to worry about white balance ever again is such a time saver and is very easy to do with this card.

It's amazing how looking at a picture in lightroom looks 'normal' before you apply the correct WB and then looks totally different (correct) after syncing the WB settings with this card. I've used this card over the past couple months and have no complaints. It has saved me from a lot of monkeying around with settings after the shot with just a few clicks.

Tip: After taking a series of shots in the same lighting, I take on picture of this card and then take a picture with the lens cap on (totally black shot). This way, in lightroom it is easy for me to tell where the white balance settings for a group of shots are. You can delete that picture after you've synced all the WB settings for your import.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2011
I am new to the WhiBal. Wish I'd known about it when I first purchased my camera. Different sizes for different needs. I put this pocket version on a lanyard so I'm never without it. I'm a Photoshop CS5 user, coming off of Photoshop 7, off of Photoshop 5.

Outside of lenses, and Speedlites, this is the SINGLE most essential tool I've ever bought. Some quibble about the price, but considering the individually measured and certified quality of every card, it's a steal. I can't imagine any photographer who's serious about color balance EVER being without it.

Google WhiBal and watch Michael Tapes' video tutorials. They go into great practical and technical depth, simply and efficiently, and make the case far better than I can for why you need a WhiBal. (No, I'm not affiliated with WhiBal in any way.)

As usual, with Amazon, great pricing and speedy shipping. With this particular version of the WhiBal card, no case, no lanyard, no stand included. No problem. Fits neatly, with lanyard, into the flap-sleeve of my daily Kata H-16 grab-and-go bag (also bought through Amazon).

No more doubts about my camera's color calibration, monitor color calibration, variations. Unbelievably useful for batch processing.

Go get it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon September 8, 2012
After 7 years of avid digital SLR photography experience and thinking these things weren't all that useful since you could tweak things post-production, I proved myself wrong.
I took some family portraits under some really tricky natural light (dusk) conditions and I just couldn't get the color to my liking, despite messing around for 20 minutes in Lightroom 4. That night, I decided it was time to try a professional gray card and ordered this.
Now I make sure I take it with me whenever I'm taking anything more than casual shots.

You can use it in one of two ways:

1) Take a picture of it in the same lighting conditions that your subject will be in, and then when you get home and use Lightroom, do an auto-balance on the photo of the card and then copy the same settings to your other photos. It's best to use RAW if you choose this option.

or - preferably...

2) Many SLR cameras (I use a Canon 60D) have a menu option for custom while balance - take a picture of the card, go to custom balance menu and display the photo you took of the card on the screen. Confirm your selection. Then all your have to do is go to the white balance menu option and set it to the "custom" mode... it will then apply the settings you previously selected. Sounds confusing - but it's really pretty simple and makes all the difference in the world under tricky lighting conditions.

Just remember to adjust again as the lighting changes, or when you go to your next location at a later time.

A bit pricey for a thick card that fits in your wallet, but professionally calibrated tools usually are. It's definitely worth it if you do any serious shooting.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2011
This card is small and easily slips into a pocket of my camera bag. The card is neutral gray with white and black patches. It's made of thick plastic and is quite durable. With it, I can easily set a manual white balance in my camera or during processing in Lightroom. The latter is more likely. If you're photographing a model, have her hold the card in one shot for each lighting situation and Lightroom makes it easy to adjust all the photos shot there. If you're shooting still life's or landscapes, set the card in one scene to achieve the same effect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2011
Nothing much to say about this little gem. It corrects color cast as expected. Fits nicely in my wallet so I always have it, and hasn't gotten scratched or anything either. I love this little card, it's saved a lot of editing time playing with white balance for sure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2014
I will admit, I am an amateur and take pictures only as a hobby. My picture appear 100 times better after I calibrate my camera white balance using the WhiBal G7. Takes little to no effort to do your balance on the camera or wait then balance in your software. The card is durable and seems easy to clean. Now you may ask, is a little plastic card really worth what this cost? My answer is "no" not the plastic but what it does for your photo's is worth it. I see it like this, I have sent several hundred dollars on my cameras what's 20-30 dollars to make sure they are balance right. It will make a different.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2011
It is handy to have this accurate device around your neck or in your bag. It's amazing the difference it makes adjusting white balance with lightroom
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2014
This was the first WhiBal card I purchased. After using it, I was delighted with the much more accurate white balance results it helped me achieve in my post processing work. The card does what the maker says it will do when used in the suggested manner. I liked it well enough to purchase the next larger size in addition to the credit card sized one I already owned.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2013
Before I got the card, in order to correct some photos' white balance in Lightroom, I had to tinker around so much... and even then, it may still be difficult to calibrate it correctly.

This is where this card comes in handy. If you are shooting a session in an environment with strange colored lighting, which includes fluorescent lighting that comes in all sorts of color temperature, you can take a picture with this card in the center every so often. Afterward, you simply need to set the white balance on one photo in Lightroom, then sync up all the rest of the photo to the same WB setting.

The color in the photos now look plenty accurate and definitely much more accurate than me trying to figure it out manually.

My recommendation is, get it. It will save you so much time in post processing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2012
This is a very convenient tool for any photography fan. Its size makes it fits into any pockets. On mine, there's a bulls-eye target in the middle. Not sure why it's there other than to help the camera focus?

Anyway, most consumer (and even high end) digital cameras have poor auto white-balance. Dig into your camera settings/manual, learn how to use the manual white balance, and you will discover how much better your pictures will look.
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