Grey Card?

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  1. Chriss

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    This is probably a very bad question but why could you not print out a piece of gray paper, cut it out, and a glue it to a notecard to use as a grey card?
     
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    A gray card is calibrated.

    it might work but might be off.
     
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    They are inexpensive. buy yourself one usefull inexpensive tool.
     
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    I know I was going to get one regardless. I just wanted to know why. Thanks.
     
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    I guess you got your answer :)
     
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    you will love it! and it works GREAt!!! :thumbup:
     
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    Any 18% gray would work, but there are virtual "gray" cards around you all the time. Grass in sunlight, some parts of a blue sky, etc., will work just fine with spot metering or a small metering area.
     

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