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    Grey card technique

    which are the good technique for using a Grey Card
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    Default Re: Grey card techniques

    Turn the focus mode selector switch to “M” (Manual
    focus) and set the focus manually.

    Set the exposure mode to “P”, “S” or “A”.

    Hold up a page of white paper or a similar object
    under the target light source so that the paper
    fills the viewfinder screen. Then press the shutter
    button to set the custom white balance.
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    Default Re: Grey card techniques

    expodisc good?
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    Expodisc is expensive. WhiBal is easy to use and made of durable material (can be washed if dirty). From a workflow (especially RAW) its simply a WhiBal shot and then use that image to set WB in your raw processing. Watch the WhiBal video on the link I posted.

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    so I just need to place infront of the Lens (Very near or zoom in to see the whole card) without flash

    set into the setting for camera

    right?
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    Default Re: Grey card techniques

    ya read that & saw it
    it say place close the the Cam
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    Quote Originally Posted by DR THE
    ya read that & saw it
    it say place close the the Cam
    If it is to set a custom white balance for JPEG. If you shoot RAW, it does not matter as long as the card is somewhere in the shot
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    Default Re: Grey card techniques

    so about the lens
    all the way zoom max ? or just min ? which is better ?
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    Default Re: Grey card techniques

    hmmm... very interesting.. where to get WhiBal in Singapore & at what price?

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    Default Re: Grey card techniques

    Quote Originally Posted by DR THE
    so about the lens
    all the way zoom max ? or just min ? which is better ?
    Doesn't matter, just take the grey card till fill around 90% of the picture, put greycard 45 degree from light source. then set your camera to manual WB then choose the picture u just taken with greycard.

    its not only for WB, you can use Greycard to metering as well, aim the grey card and lock the exposure.
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    Default Re: Grey card techniques

    45 degree from light source ?

    I thought Is 90' Degree............ from the research from Internet

    example: http://www.goshen.edu/~marvinpb/graycd.html
    Last edited by DR THE; 10th May 2006 at 04:31 PM.
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