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    Default Usage of grey card

    As I understand it, the grey side is used for metering (exposure) and the white side is used for setting custom white-balance (WB).

    Why do some sites advocate using the grey side for calibrating custom WB? Which side should I use for setting custom WB? Or both are the same (since grey is a darker shade of white)?

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    sfhuang

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    If you're using Capture One software, you would be using the grey side for grey balancing as there's no WB available on it.

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    Originally posted by canturn
    If you're using Capture One software, you would be using the grey side for grey balancing as there's no WB available on it.
    I'm not using this software. My question relates more to setting custom WB on the DSLR.

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    Some say it's better to use a grey card for custom WB.

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    Originally posted by ckiang
    Some say it's better to use a grey card for custom WB.

    Regards
    CK
    Yah, that's what I read from most sites, but they don't explain why.

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    Originally posted by sfhuang
    Yah, that's what I read from most sites, but they don't explain why.
    Probably has to do with the grey card being more neutral. Not all white paper/cards are white (some might have some cast). Also if you happen to overexpose white when doing CWB, you might have problems too.

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    Originally posted by ckiang
    Probably has to do with the grey card being more neutral. Not all white paper/cards are white (some might have some cast). Also if you happen to overexpose white when doing CWB, you might have problems too.

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    thanks CK.

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