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Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card

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Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card

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Product Highlights

  • Check and Correct Color Easily
  • Creative Enhancement Target
  • Classic Target
  • White Balance Target
  • 20% Gray Balance Target
  • Works with Sekonic Calibration Software
  • Compatible with Select Light Meters
  • Protective Case
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You Pay: $109.00

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The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card from Sekonic provides you with a pocket-sized solution for getting accurate color both in camera and with post processing. It includes a variety of different targets like the creative enhancement, classic, and white balance target as well as a 20% gray balance card. Also, it works with camera calibration software and DNG profiling software for improving the color of your images.

The classic target features 24 color patches that can be used for profiling your camera. The white balance target allows you set a consistent white point for your images. And, the creative enhancement target allows you to easily warm up or cool down your images as well as evaluate shadow details. All of these can easily fit into an included protective case that can be set up easily during shooting. Additionally, the 20% gray balance area is useful use with spot meters like the L-478 with a 5° attachment and working with the Sekonic software.

Sekonic's camera calibration and profiling software (available for download from Sekonic) is compatible with these cards and allows you to quickly and easily create calibrations for your camera and DNG profiles. This allows you to easily and quickly correct your color with software and save and manage different profiles easily and effectively. Also, select Sekonic light meters can have this calibration data transferred to them in order to provide more accurate readings for your camera.

System Requirements Windows:
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (latest SP required, 32- and 64-bit versions supported)
512MB RAM
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP or better CPU
200MB of available disk space
Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
Internet connection required for software update

Macintosh
Mac OSX 10.5.x, 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 (with the latest updates installed)
G4 Processor or higher (Intel recommended)
512 MB RAM
350 MB of available disk space
User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application
Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
Format DNG
Compatible Software Adobe Lightroom 2.0 or newer
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 4.5 or newer
Adobe Photoshop CS3 or newer
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or newer
Adobe Bridge CS3 or newer
Environmental Requirements Temperature: 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Humidity: 0-85% (non-condensing)
Dimension (DxWxH) 4.9 x 3.5 x 0.4" (125 x 90 x 9 mm)
Weight 3 oz (80 g)
Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card
  • Protective Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    SekonicX-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (6)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Trust your captured color with product

      By BMphoto

      from Texas

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction

      Comments about Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card:

      This ColorChecker is compact and accurate! Plus you can calibrate your Sekonic meter to operate from your camera's dynamic range for more accuracy. I've got my L478DR meter calibrated and a custom white balance loaded into the camera for a strobe setup that delivers correct color every time. No guess work! It seems expensive but should be included in your system of shooting to post-processing.

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      5.0

      ColorChecker passport, a "must have"!

      By MaxMPhoto1

      from Oregon

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card:

          Set Your WB in camera and during post processing.

          Get perfect color in post.

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          5.0

          Excellent product

          By Yves

          from Belgium

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card:

            I was already fan of the standard colorchecker passport, but the sekonic one makes it easier to calibrate your sekonic light meters

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            4.0

            So far so good

            By Tacoma John

            from Tacoma, WA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor And Mixed Life
              • Indoormixed Light

              Comments about Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card:

              I have been using it especially in mixed light and so far I'm liking the color balance and the extra accuracy and boost I'm seeing in colors after adding the camera profiles. Only four stars with what I just said. Balance isn't perfect and if it was it would by the holy grail of color balance.

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              3.0

              great hardware.lousy software

              By "T"

              from Michigan

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Unuseable Software

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card:

              I was hoping to use this product as it is intended, but the software which is a download, will not open on my windows7 64 bit system. I do however; use the color checker passport for white balance in both Camera raw and Lightroom. Using it that way still gives me correct white balance but I could have saved some money an just used a gray card.

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              5.0

              Good tool to profile light meter

              By Bob350

              from Vermont

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card:

                  Used this card to match the profile in my Sekonic I-478DR light meter to my camera sensor characteristics for studio strobe use. This resulted in about a 1.3 stop correction. Suddenly, the meter readings became much more useful.

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                  5.0

                  It works!

                  By khris

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sekonic X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Gray Balance Card:

                    small and compact and it lets you set the white balance on camera for accurate colors. theres also different grays on the other side you can use in post production for white balance.

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