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Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1)

B&H # DEGC Mfr # 22030
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You Pay: $7.49

Correct color or B&W exposures every time regardless of contrast, brightness or conditions. Accurate to within 1%. Includes instructions. 8x10" card stock.

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Delta 1Gray Card 8x10" (1)
 
4.4

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (69)
  • Lightweight (66)
  • Reliable (38)
  • Durable (25)
  • Consistent reactions (9)

Cons

  • Not durable (20)
  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (50)
  • Studio (40)
  • Everyday (37)
  • Home (23)
  • Macro photography (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (36), Semi-professional (34), Professional (12), Getting started (7), Casual user (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A MUST HAVE

I bought this card to cut up to smaller size I can carry in my pocket. Works great for on-the-go checking of white balance. Back includes instructions for those that do not know how...Read complete review

I bought this card to cut up to smaller size I can carry in my pocket. Works great for on-the-go checking of white balance. Back includes instructions for those that do not know how to use a gray card. If you are new to gray cards, get this one. Price is right and it will be the best thing you ever did for better photos. It is cardboard so it is not durable when used rough. Respect it and it will last.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A piece of cardboard

I have little experience with gray cards so far. Until now, i have simply used a white sheet of paper to set custom white balance, but I wanted to try a gray card,...Read complete review

I have little experience with gray cards so far. Until now, i have simply used a white sheet of paper to set custom white balance, but I wanted to try a gray card, since I´ve heard so much about them.

This particular gray card is exactly that - cardboard with gray paint on one side. On the other side is a write-up about the "Zone System of Photography", which is probably very useful, as it gives information on how to use the card in various situations, such as "For Artificial Light," "When Using Daylight", "If the Subject is Very Dark", "If the Subject is Very Light", and "If You are Unsure of the Best Exposure."

There is also information about "Using the Gray Card to Determine Lighting Ratios" and "To Determine Color Balance." It all sounds kinda complicated, so I´ll have to read through it a few times and do some experimenting. Seems like the white sheet of paper method was actually a little simpler, but photography is about learning, right?

So, this is probably a very effective gray card, but expect to have to have a big bag if you are going to carry this around with you with you are shooting! It´s 8x10 inches of stiff cardboard that doesn´t take well to bending. I have a fairly large bag (Lowepro´s Specialist 85 AW) but the only place I can fit this thing is in the lining. But, oh well. Photography also seems to involve a lot of bulky equipment.

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5.0

Great

By Sal Photo

from NY, NY

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

    Very easy to use and it is very cheap.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Basic Gray Card

    By Tom C

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

    This is a large gray card. It does not appear to be very durable. Mine came with a little bend out of the shipping box. I would guess it will be bent and tattered soon if I do not take special care. It does have very detailed directions printed on the back.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    My first gray card!

    By Boris

    from Glen Mills, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

      Made by very hard paper cardboard. Good quality! Very reasonable price!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Hard to beat

      By Scotty

      from NE Florida

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

          Good for the price

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simply practical

          By K.

          from Montreal

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Portraits

            Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

            Simple, easy to use and produces accurate results in terms of getting the "right" exposure. A useful must-have tool.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's definitely gray

            By A-hopps

            from Sacramento, Ca

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                Buy it. It works great if you know how to use it. Cut it into squares and put a piece in each camera bag.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Gray Card Proper

                By Chris the Photo Minor

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                  I wouldn't expect differences between gray cards, but the guide on the back of this one is great, plus I didn't need two of the same, so a good value and a great help!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  As described

                  By Branch

                  from NJ

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio

                      Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                      Standard Gray Card. I ordered 2. Both are somewhat curved. Not a big issue for my application, but could be a problem in certain lighting situations.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fine gray card, good price

                      By Purple Fish

                      from Berkeley, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                        Great gray card, couldn't be happier. Includes helpful information on the back for amateur photographers.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        2.0

                        Nice..

                        By Christy the Shot Catcher

                        from Beaufort, NC

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Bulky
                        • Not Durable

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                        This isn't a fancy Gray Card, now that I have it, the size is an issue. I am a photography student with limited space and I need to be speedy.
                        The size of the card is hard to store without getting bent up. I have used it and it seems to do the job for the money. BUT if you can I would go for the color palette with the 18% gray included. Better quality equals better results.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Cardinal Grise.

                        By Ansel Frank Disfarmer

                        from New Platts, New York

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                            I use a Minolta spot meter to get a reading for black and white film photography with a Linhof camera with no meter in it. I use Kodak TMY 400asa, which gives me, a relative dolt in the business, great latitude. I also adore simplicity, and this is the most simplistic set up I could garner. There are instructions on how to use the card printed on the back of it. Ask the seller to pack the piece so it won't get bent on the corners, as mine came with bent corners for not having been packed and shipped well. Of course as soon as this card arrived, the card i couldn't find showed up. So now I have two cards, totaling 36% gray reflected light. Cardinal Rouge, Cardinal Grise.

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                            5.0

                            Thanks B & H

                            By Jilly

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                              Exactly what I needed

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              great size

                              By kerensa

                              from upstate ny

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Not Durable

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                              I love the large size of the grey card. much easier to use.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Yep...it's a gray card.

                              By MugShutterbug

                              from Lexington, SC

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                                No complaints.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great

                                By KAW

                                from Palo Alto, CA

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                                  LOVE IT!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Product

                                  By Dave

                                  from Loganville, Ga

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                                    This product does what it is supposed to. No need to spend a bundle for a product to set the white balance on a digital camera. This gray card does the job just fine for very little money. It saves you the time and trouble of adjusting WB in post-processing photos, and is very accurate.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Tool for beginners!

                                    By T Petty

                                    from Glen Burnie, Maryland

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                                      Great product to work with to obtain better white scale photos.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Very enough

                                      By mhaqqi

                                      from Cairo, Egypt

                                      About Me Professional

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                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                                            No need to pay more money to adjust exposure/white balance. This delta 1 can solve ur problem!

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                                            5.0

                                            Gray Card for Custom White Balance

                                            By Kathy

                                            from Northwest Missouri

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home

                                              Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                                              I have struggled to get an accurate white balance when taking candid photos in my home. The gray card was an inexpensive way to remedy my inaccurate white balance and I wish I would have bought it much sooner! I have not taken it with me to other locations and I could see that an Expodisc would be better to travel with. The price of the gray card, though, will make up for any inconveniences in carrying it around!

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Really helps!

                                              By Monica

                                              from North Carolina

                                              About Me Getting Started

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Studio

                                                Comments about Delta 1 Gray Card 8x10" (1):

                                                This gray card really helps me find the correct exposure needed for a photo! Sometimes there is too much light and my light meter goes crazy. By having this to focus on I can obtain the correct settings I need for my shots!

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                                                • No

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