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White Balance Lens Cap Simplifies Your Camera Settings

Forgetting to set your white balance can be huge bummer, especially if you've just captured a once-in-a-lifetime shot.

With the White Balance Lens Cap ($45-65, depending on filter size), you don't have to worry about forgetting to adjust your settings before snapping away.

That's because it's already your lens cap (bonus: it's nothing more you need to remember to carry with you), and all you have to do is go to custom white balance mode, and then the cap creates the ideal profile you need.

No more yellow photos, and no more fixing the photos after they're shot!

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sandia sandia 8 years
Ditto, eckeltricity! I was wondering the same thing.
eckeltricity eckeltricity 8 years
Thank you KayEff!
KayEff KayEff 8 years
The traditional method to WB is to take a photo of a 18% gray card, then use that photo to set the custom WB. The camera figures out what it needs to tweak to make that colour a pure gray, so the WB is adjusted for that particular lighting situation. (If the grey is too yellow, then it turns down the yellow, etc) The lens cap "ball" is actually translucent ~18% grey. You take a photo with the cap on, and then use that to calibrate the "custom" WB setting. (http://cameradojo.com/2007/05/31/white-balancing-lens-cap-review/ review of another similar lens cap with before/after photos)
eckeltricity eckeltricity 8 years
I'm really confused as to how this works? Help anyone?
KayEff KayEff 8 years
I've heard good things about these. Though honestly, fixing white balance on photos is something I actually enjoy doing. Fiddling with the temperature sliders really lets you see how making something a little cooler or warmer completely changes the mood of a photo. As long as you shoot in RAW with proper focus, things like exposure and white balance are a lot more salvageable in a program like Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop, etc.
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