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QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards)

You Pay: $17.95
Product Highlights
  • 3 Patches - Neutral Gray/Mid Gray/White
  • Fade-Resistant
  • Use for Custom White Balance
  • Self-Adhesive Surface

The QPcard 101 Calibration Card is a small, lightweight and inexpensive way to calibrate your contrast. A pad of 3 QPcards comes in a protective resealable foil bag that fits easily into a camera case or pocket. There is a millimeter reference scale on the card.

The cards have adhesive on the back so that they can be attached to virtually any surface
The gray surface is completely neutral and reflects 18% light, with a white and black patch that can be used for contrast adjustment as well as a dimensional reference
A guaranteed neutral gray surface in the image simplifies color balancing
Even with correctly set and calibrated computers, software and monitors, you must balance a digital image against the monitor
It is complicated to carry around a larger gray card and position it at a suitable place in the subject. In addition, a traditional gray card becomes dirty and faded from the light, so that after a while it is no longer neutral gray
Dimensions 5.6 x 1.6" (142 x 40 mm)

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QP CardQP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards)
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Consistent reactions (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very nice

    Not sure about the stickiness part but otherwize it's good.

    You get 3 paper cards in a ziplock bag. I wish they didn't have a sticker on the back because it...Read complete review

    Not sure about the stickiness part but otherwize it's good.

    You get 3 paper cards in a ziplock bag. I wish they didn't have a sticker on the back because it makes it harder to fold them. But overall it's all you need from a wb card. You can also fit a small credit-card sized Xrite color chart into the QP ziplock bag in case you need one.

    It's usually too small to fill a frame for auto white balance preset (depending on lenses) if you're into those things. So you would normally need to correct WB in your RAW processor or if worse comes to worst in your image editing software.

    But hey - you get 3 white balance cards with 3 greyscale values on each for the price of... less than one. I don't have a way to measure spectral neutrality (which is the main reason why you'd prefer this card to a regular 18% grey card) but it seems to work fine for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Really Small

    Took a trip up to B&H to get some white balance cards, these were my first choice after seeing them online. I thought they were bigger but was very disappointed when I...Read complete review

    Took a trip up to B&H to get some white balance cards, these were my first choice after seeing them online. I thought they were bigger but was very disappointed when I got home. These cards will most likely be returned due to size, to give an example there pretty much the size of paint sample cards.

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    4.0

    everything you need, nothing you don't

    By mtphotographer

    from las vegas, nv

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Photography

    Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

    although a bit pricey, these are my favorite white balancing tool. very compact, obviously. easy to pop into frame, and 3 included per pack.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Very accurate and fits into camera bag

    By Johan

    from Perth, Australia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Consistent Reactions
    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Calibration
      • Photography
      • White balance

      Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

      Used it to calibrate my Sekonic 758 - very accurate.

      I wanted to just get these, but B&H's only shipping option to AUS was via a normal package for almost $40!! - these 3 cards could be mailed in a normal envelope with cardboard added to each side to prevent bending - this would cost $5.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Quick and easy to use

      By Shirley artist

      from Hot Springs, AR

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography

        Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

        I use the product in photographing my paintings to create the most accurate image in terms of contrast.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Just what we needed

        By dps04b

        from Abilene, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Consistent Reactions
        • Easily Cleaned

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Scanning

          Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

          We are currently scanning thousands of photos, dating back to the 1860s, and needed a quick way for people viewing the scans to see a scale. The QP101 Calibration Card was just what we needed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Really Small

          By Lindsey

          from New Jersey

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

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                Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

                Took a trip up to B&H to get some white balance cards, these were my first choice after seeing them online. I thought they were bigger but was very disappointed when I got home. These cards will most likely be returned due to size, to give an example there pretty much the size of paint sample cards.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for scanning

                By Matt

                from New York, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Compact
                • Consistent Reactions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Scanning

                  Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

                  Having a printed target with accurate lab values helps establish a gray balanced result on a calibrated flat bed scanner. When used with an IT8, you've got a solid process control setup.

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                  4.0

                  Little cards, loads of value

                  By Chris

                  from Maine

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

                        I photograph artwork and getting the color right is the name of the game. There are lots of strategies using Photoshop, but the first step is to always include a calibration card in the photo. Then, setting the white, black and grey is "curves" is easy. I've used these cards for years, or is that decades.

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                        5.0

                        Satisfied buyer

                        By Jj

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Calibrating my camera

                          Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

                          I use this to calibrate my camera. It's great to attach to my slate and I never have to look for it.

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                          4.0

                          small but okay

                          By sono

                          from NEw York

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography

                          Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

                          Great: Reliable Gray Card
                          Not so great: quite expensive for what it is.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Very nice

                          By serge

                          from brooklyn

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Printing

                            Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

                            Not sure about the stickiness part but otherwize it's good.

                            You get 3 paper cards in a ziplock bag. I wish they didn't have a sticker on the back because it makes it harder to fold them. But overall it's all you need from a wb card. You can also fit a small credit-card sized Xrite color chart into the QP ziplock bag in case you need one.

                            It's usually too small to fill a frame for auto white balance preset (depending on lenses) if you're into those things. So you would normally need to correct WB in your RAW processor or if worse comes to worst in your image editing software.

                            But hey - you get 3 white balance cards with 3 greyscale values on each for the price of... less than one. I don't have a way to measure spectral neutrality (which is the main reason why you'd prefer this card to a regular 18% grey card) but it seems to work fine for me.

                            Share this review

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            QP Cards seem to work

                            By Bill

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to carry
                            • Easy to use
                            • Saves editing time

                            Cons

                            • Not durable
                            • Self adhesive weak
                            • Too small

                            Best Uses

                            • Available Light
                            • Flash photgraphy
                            • Photography
                            • Tricky lighting

                            Comments about QP Card QP101 Calibration Card (Pack of 3 Cards):

                            My mt24-ex flash's light is a little on the yellow side. Using a curve profile generated from a shot of the QP Card made with the flash, the nuetral colors are now really nuetral. I just wish the cards were a little larger and made from sturdier material. The flimsy material kept it from getting 5 stars.

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