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    Anyone interested to order cheapo white balance cap?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/White-Balance-Le...QQcmdZViewItem

    Going to order a few to test out. Any young bro without CC need help ordering can pm me. But must let me know by 7pm.

    They have wireless shutter remote too
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Remote-for-Penta...QQcmdZViewItem
    Last edited by longko; 13th April 2007 at 01:17 AM.

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    Don't need to buy it I guess, you can use the body cap came w/ your Pentax cam for that same purpose

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    Should be a little diff in the whiteness. These are expod**c imitation, the whiteness & translucent of the material do make a diff. It's like having a piece of normal white/grey card & commercial ones. Still not sure if it really works, but these are similar to the ones other CSer is selling for $32.

    For those who had pm me;
    1. I'm not making a profit off these, so I will not be responsible in anyway if the product is not as what it said. But if anything happens, I can try to contact the seller via ebay.
    2. The price of US$2(Cap) & US$5(remote) do not include shipping, we'll split the total shipping cost. Estimate price;
    Cap with shipping = US$5.33(S$8)
    Remote = US$8.33($12.50)
    3. I will set currency conversion at 1 USD to 1.50 SGD for easy referrence.
    4. Let me know the size of the cap you want. 52mm 55mm 58mm 62mm 67mm 72mm 77mm
    5. Since these are cheap items, so no deposit is required. But I'll limit the quantity at 15 caps & 3 remotes. like number 18
    6. All buyers will do a meet-up(maybe can set as a Pentaxian outing) to deal. Those who cannot make it will have to pay by bank transfer total sum with local postage(to be advise at later date).

    Remember I'm only doing this as a favour for those bro who don't have CC/paypal account

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    Regarding the remote, it states that only *ist DL *ist DS *ist D are compatible. IMHO, it should work on K10D & K100D too as the frequency is the same. But I'm not going to be responsible

    Shipping from HK normally takes 1-2weeks
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    Bro, get the real expodisc. I know it is pricey but I can vouch the difference when I took pictures using my bro-in-law's Canon 1DMk2 last year. Results using a clone that was passed to me by a friend came out a little yellow. The translucent body cap that fengwei suggested works too.
    Last edited by creampuff; 13th April 2007 at 08:56 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Bro, get the real expodisc. I know it is pricey but I can vouch the difference when I took pictures using my bro-in-law's Canon 1DMk2 last year. Results using a clone that was passed to me by a friend came out a little yellow. The translucent body cap that fengwei suggested works too.
    I tend not to spend much on accessories, not due to price factor. Not like I'm going pro or anything like that. If I want to go pro, I won't have gone into Pentax. Just a hobby, and small things like this give a little pleasure in bargain hunting. Always looking for cheaper source You get what you spend on. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    I tend not to spend much on accessories, not due to price factor. Not like I'm going pro or anything like that. If I want to go pro, I won't have gone into Pentax. Just a hobby, and small things like this give a little pleasure in bargain hunting. Always looking for cheaper source You get what you spend on. lol
    Then nothing is cheaper than the body cap which we already have No difference at all imo, especially comparing w/ the one on eBay. You can use a piece of print paper for the same purpose. Don't worth the trouble and cost (buying that ebay one) imo.

    Of course the expodisc suggested by creampuff works better, for a price though

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Then nothing is cheaper than the body cap which we already have No difference at all imo, especially comparing w/ the one on eBay. You can use a piece of print paper for the same purpose. Don't worth the trouble and cost (buying that ebay one) imo.

    Of course the expodisc suggested by creampuff works better, for a price though
    Wah you all say until like this liao. Don't think others will be interested. Nvm lah I'll order on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Wah you all say until like this liao. Don't think others will be interested. Nvm lah I'll order on my own.
    trying to help you save some $$?? The body cap and even the grey insert in your camera bag can help to custom the white balance.

    this pic is actually using custom white balance from a pringles cap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by istDeS View Post
    trying to help you save some $$?? The body cap and even the grey insert in your camera bag can help to custom the white balance.

    this pic is actually using custom white balance from a pringles cap.

    lol. Ya I understand lah. Just want to buy something small while waiting for Tokina 100mm. The funny thing is while waiting, the fund for Tokina 100mm just(abt 10mins ago) became more than enough for Sigma bigma. Now dunno which to get 1st

    BTW nice shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Regarding the remote, it states that only *ist DL *ist DS *ist D are compatible. IMHO, it should work on K10D & K100D too as the frequency is the same. But I'm not going to be responsible

    Shipping from HK normally takes 1-2weeks
    I have something similar bought from a seller in this forum for my *ist DL originally.
    I just tested it on my K10D and it worked...
    The model number on my remote says "JJC RM-E3".

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    How do you actually use one of this cap? I understand that you have to take a picture with the cap on..but how do you adjust it afterwards?

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    [QUOTE=istDeS;2992153]trying to help you save some $$?? The body cap and even the grey insert in your camera bag can help to custom the white balance.

    this pic is actually using custom white balance from a pringles cap.

    i recall sum pple laughing at this when mention about this method...

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Anyone interested to order cheapo white balance cap?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/White-Balance-Le...QQcmdZViewItem
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    Is this the same as this.

    http://perlyinc.com/store/product_in...aaf6fd56299664

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_teo View Post
    Looks the same

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    Hi Guys.
    Liked the earlier question, so this is some sort of white translucent material you put over your lens to perform manual WB?
    Looking at their website, I'm quite interested because I keep on getting those overly warm and orangy images as shown on their website. When I set to Tungsten, the images came out slightly bluish.
    I know Feng wei does post processing but I normally take the image right off the camera, so such a function would definitely help.
    Kind of frustrated the item only US$2 and we have to pay so many times more for shipping.

    Have some questions too :

    1. I'm wondering does the tinge of the whiteness play a part? Can we use a cheap white coffee filter to do the job?

    2. Do we have to ensure the entire FOV is covered by the whiteness or only the central focussing (+ spot metering ) part will do? 3. For Feng Wei's idea to use a white card inside the lens cap, definitely will not fill the FOV, right?

    3. When its completely homogeneous white, I don't think the camera can focus at all. I tried this with a white paper. How do you get the camera to store the manual WB? In my case, I forced it to go to manual mode and fire anyway regardless of whether in focus or not. The results is mixed though..

    Do advise, please...thank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewdam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by istDeS View Post
    trying to help you save some $$?? The body cap and even the grey insert in your camera bag can help to custom the white balance.

    this pic is actually using custom white balance from a pringles cap.
    i recall sum pple laughing at this when mention about this method...
    was just trying out for fun. compared, my zerocs white balance filter is easier to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    Hi Guys.
    Liked the earlier question, so this is some sort of white translucent material you put over your lens to perform manual WB?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    Have some questions too :

    1. I'm wondering does the tinge of the whiteness play a part? Can we use a cheap white coffee filter to do the job?
    see http://www.digitalimagecafe.com/learn/coffeeFilter/

    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    2. Do we have to ensure the entire FOV is covered by the whiteness or only the central focussing (+ spot metering ) part will do? 3. For Feng Wei's idea to use a white card inside the lens cap, definitely will not fill the FOV, right?
    Why not? Tightly put it (white card, paper, cap)to the end of the camera lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    3. When its completely homogeneous white, I don't think the camera can focus at all. I tried this with a white paper. How do you get the camera to store the manual WB? In my case, I forced it to go to manual mode and fire anyway regardless of whether in focus or not. The results is mixed though..

    Do advise, please...thank!
    you might want to read the manual.

    - set the camera to AV or M mode.
    - switch to Manual focus
    - adjust apenture to widest, adjust the focus
    - press FN button
    - go to white balance manual
    - press > button
    - put white paper in front of lens
    - press shutter release
    - fine tune if needed
    - press ok button to confirm white balance and exit.

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    thanks, istDes!

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    Hi istDes
    Just checked out your link. Cool man but one question here.
    I thought the main purpose of the manual WB is to capture the actual lighting in the room.
    If the cofee filter covers it up, then what we see is the "covered" version and dimmer. How does this not affect the WB setting?
    cheers

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