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    Default Gray Card for custom WB setting.

    When do you use it?
    it is really better?

    how about shooting in dark areas w or w/o flash?

    appreciate your advice.

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    Default Re: Gray Card for custom WB setting.

    shoot raw...

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    Default Re: Gray Card for custom WB setting.

    Quote Originally Posted by westwest2 View Post
    shoot raw...
    agree! and you will also support the hard disk industry..

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    Default Re: Gray Card for custom WB setting.

    Quote Originally Posted by westwest2 View Post
    shoot raw...
    2nd this

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    Default Re: Gray Card for custom WB setting.

    if u have got the extra time..shoot raw is the best..but y waste time on PP if u can try to make every shot right in the first place??

    imagine this scenario:
    Case A:
    Photog spent 10-20mins to make adjustments for color accuracy. Start shooting in jpeg and print for customer..he can start accepting another job the next day..

    Case B:
    Photog start shooting straight away in raw and get many shots..but have to spend like 1 day to do processing for all photos..he has 1 day less of earning..

    If raw is the best option, u won't be seeing so many custom white balance devices/gears in the market..
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    Default Re: Gray Card for custom WB setting.

    Also, you have got to realise that some camera like the one i'm using, do not let us shoot in raw. Maybe that is where TS is coming from. Its a matter of how to get the best colour from a camera with no RAW, and NOT RAW vs. JPG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by advrider View Post
    agree! and you will also support the hard disk industry..
    i got 5 HDD...cause i replaced my laptop HDD 4 times...haha

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    Default Re: Gray Card for custom WB setting.

    Quote Originally Posted by hairygorillaz View Post
    Also, you have got to realise that some camera like the only i'm using, do not let us shiit in raw. Maybe that is where TS is coming from. Its a matter of how to get the best colour from a camera with no RAW, and NOT RAW vs, JPG.
    In such a case, shooting with a grey card is only applicable to those camera with custom white balance settings.

    For every colour shift, you'd have to whip out your card and re-meter the scene to check for the white balance again.
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    Default Re: Gray Card for custom WB setting.

    I shoot studio sessions with jpg, do a custom WB before the shoot,
    end of the shoot, burn CD and give it to customers,
    and carry on shoot next customers

    if you shoot raw like this situation, you gonne cry.
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