Anyone using WhiBal cards?

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I am thinking about buying the pocket WhiBal card. The reviews are glowing. Any fans? If so, what size do you use? The pocket model really looks convenient.
 
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"77mm Pringle filter" :biggrin: The earlier Pringles' lids used to be made out of a semi-transparent white plastic and were exactly 77mm, the size of most of my lenses. Someone did tests of the Pringle lids vs Expodiscs and a lot of folks said that the Pringles lid had truer white balance.
I love it, use it all the time.
Which one is the Expodisc and which one is the Pringles????
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So far I am really happy with the Lastolite Ezybalance. I have the 12" square version, but it comes in 20" and 30" as well.

The great thing is that it collapses into a really compact circle, taking up hardly any space in your bag.
 
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no need. shoot raw, find 128/128/128 somewhere in your image in your converter, done.
 

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I am thinking about buying the pocket WhiBal card. The reviews are glowing. Any fans? If so, what size do you use? The pocket model really looks convenient.
I have both,

and use them quite a bit, Very handy even for raw since they have a Black, white and grey point in raw, very nice for easy color space and Wb settings.

Cheers,

Wade
 
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I have the pocket card as well and am happy with it. It's strange that it wouldn't give me correct white balance in the studio environment though. Ended up getting a standard gray card from the local print shop for $5 and that seems to work better for studio lights.
 
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I use it. It has become an indispensable part of my kit. I have even clipped one to each of my cameras to make sure they go with me. Since I use Raw WB is no longer an issue..one thing less to think about.

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Card works very well when you can get it into same light as the scene your photographing; not always possible, like from a boat or some distant landscapes. Being an engineer, I have artisitic issue as its use will balance the scene to neutral gray even if it's illuminated by a reddish rising or setting sun.
 
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Sold! Thanks everyone! I just ordered the small one that hangs around your neck - that way I'll remember to use the darn thing. :smile:
 
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i use one EVERY time i shoot sports.... never leave the house w/o it
 
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