Expodisc

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  1. El2

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    Who here has an expodisc to help with custom white balance? I have an 18% gray card, and I just hate lugging it around. I was wondering if anyone has any insight with the expodisc? Love it or hate it?
     
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    I use a 18% gray lens cloth, I got from a local camera shop, its easier to "lug" around and only cost me $5.

    In my opinion, when I use it, I get excellent white balance.
     
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    I've been using the Expodisc for a year or so now, and I like it, BUT (1) It's expensive ($100+ in 77mm) and (2) It doesn't work especially well in low-light, or more correctly I've found getting it to record a custom-white balance in low light can be a challenge. What I do like very much however is that when I use it, there's no requirement to adjust WB in post as there is with a grey/white card. Bottom line? It's useful, but I'm not sure it's a great value for someone who could maybe better spend the $$ on other things.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't so sure about buying one for $100 bucks. I do shoot in RAW, so WB is not so much of an issue. But I do struggle with skin tones.
     

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