Expos disc?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by tirediron, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Okay, I've been seeing a lot of adverts for the Expo disc and similar WB devices. I was more than a little skeptical, especially at over $100 for what essentially looks like nothing more than a plastic lid sandwhiched into a filter frame, but, being a gear nut, I went out and bought one yesterday.

    First impressions? Overall, good. Not sure if it's worth $120 or not, and it doesn't always seem to work perfectly, but there is a noticable improvement in some situations. I'm going to experiment with it further, and I'll post a detailed review in a bit. In the meantime.... thoughts?
     
  2. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm still going to try Helen's tip of using a styrofoam cup before I pay that kind of money :lmao:

    Looking forward to hearing how you rate it's usefulness.

    Cheers, Don
     
  3. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My expodisc... is the back of my hand!
    (no kidding!)
     
  4. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yep, I know that trick too, but what can I say.... I'm a gear nut. Well, that and anything that cuts down on my PP by even a few mouse-clicks is worthwhile to me.
     
  5. Saddlebreds4me

    Saddlebreds4me TPF Noob!

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    I recently had the opportunity to use an Expodisc as a trial and I loved it! So much that I did get one with my new camera - I shoot inside most of the time, no flash, high speed (2.8) lens, and really crappy lighting so it helps me out quite a bit.

    JMO, I think it's worth it.
     
  6. RyanMillerPhoto

    RyanMillerPhoto TPF Noob!

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    I luv my exposdisc. Getting the correct white balance in the studio environment can be difficult. I shoot some product photography and this is the only very reliable way I have to set the WB. I point the camera at the actual strobes to get the reading so there are no influences from reflection. I only have to do it once for the particular WB preset.
     
  7. Joves

    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have and love mine as well. WHile it doesnt work in every situation it, works enough to work for my needs.
     

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