Hi all Im placing an order with Markins this week Q 20 ballhead and some plates and replacement feet. I see they sell a CBL white balance disc I believe it is similar to an Expo disc any thought s on this CBL disc I use light room4 and it seems i always have to do some tweaking on my raw files white balance Im using D7000 24-70 2.8 70-200 2.8 105 2.8 macro 35 1.8 Into a variety of subjects nature landscape water sports etc ive been using all modes of white balance - auto custom - pre set etc but seem sometimes to be off more than i like
PS i had posted this in the White Balance forum but didnt get any response !!!
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Fri 12-Apr-13 03:33 AM | edited Fri 12-Apr-13 04:11 AM by jrp
I do own both the 85mm and the 110mm CBL White Balance and Color Metering disks. Unfortunately an unauthorized spring cleaning of my studio had them misplaced, buried somewhere inside one of the black holes that abound here. (I lost a Nikon FE2 with lens into one of them).
One side I used to get a custom White Balance, the other side to meter. It is impressively accurate and the best I've used for dealing with mix lighting and or odd colors (for Nikon sensors) like fuchsia. It saved me hours of guessing and trying in post-processing to match reality.
I'll dig for them one of these days.
We stopped carrying them at the Photo Pro Shop because they were not a fast moving item. Maybe now that there is more awareness about WB and color in general it is worth revisiting that decision.