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    pardon my ignorance.
    am i right to say that if i were to use the WB preset measurement on my ezy-balance graycard, the effect of using a 81A filter would be negated?

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    Default Re: white bal preset

    Yes (to some effect), but only because you are using the preset measurement, nothing to do with the grey card. A grey card is to measure exposure, it does not effect colour temperature.

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    Default Re: white bal preset

    If you take the WB preset measurement with 81A filter on, it will compensate the warm tone and give you a neutral balance.

    If you want the warming effect of the 81A filter, take the measurement without the filter.

    Btw, as long a surface of object is neutral, like white (RGB, 255,255,255) or gray (RGB 128,128,128), you may use as a white balance reference.

    So a gray card (18% gray) can use to measure white balance and exposure reading for digital photography.

    Hope this help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    If you take the WB preset measurement with 81A filter on, it will compensate the warm tone and give you a neutral balance.

    If you want the warming effect of the 81A filter, take the measurement without the filter.

    Btw, as long a surface of object is neutral, like white (RGB, 255,255,255) or gray (RGB 128,128,128), you may use as a white balance reference.

    So a gray card (18% gray) can use to measure white balance and exposure reading for digital photography.

    Hope this help.
    yes, thanks. The reason is sometimes i don't wish to hv the 81A effect [eg to reproduce the exact color]. So I am thinking i could actually do a preset with the filter on to get rid of it.

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    Default Re: white bal preset

    Than why don't just remove the 81A filter since you want it to be neutral? with the 81A filter, it cut down 1/3 stop of light.

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