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Porta Brace White Balance Card

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Set up your lighting for a digital photo, or video. Aim your camera at this card, as it sits on your set. Save the resulting custom white balance in your camera.

Dimensions (LxW) 7 x 5" (17.8 x 12.7cm)

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Porta BraceWhite Balance Card
 
4.6

(based on 128 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily cleaned (64)
  • Compact (62)
  • Consistent reactions (46)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves performance (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Photography (52)
  • Video (9)
  • Videography (8)
  • White balance (4)
  • Developing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (33), Pro photographer (27), Photo enthusiast (20), Casual photographer (8), Business owner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A MUST TO HAVE TO GET PERFECT COLOR

Using auto white balance is easy but sometimes especially in a dark setting it gets too yellowish. Since I discover the importance of white balance, I became faithful using it all the time....Read complete review

Using auto white balance is easy but sometimes especially in a dark setting it gets too yellowish. Since I discover the importance of white balance, I became faithful using it all the time. If Im outside and if its sunny I use the Direct Sunlight, If I use the flash then I use the flash white balance as well. Sometimes you may be trapped in a situation that you are in a mixed source of light. Perfect example is when you are in your room, there is light coming from your ceiling, light coming from the window and light coming from different reflections. There will be no preset to shoot and get an accurate color on this situation. This will be a good time to use this white balance card. Let me explain how to use this white card. If you have Canon 20D, 30D 40D or 50D, all you have to do is take a picture of this card, oooopps if you are a beginner you might find a hard time focusing it, since its a plain white you have to set your white balance to Manual focus, switch it on your lens. Set white balance first to AWB. Make sure you are shooting this card on the same place you will do shooting with your subject preferably the exact angle and exact place. Also make sure that the whole frame shows only the white card, try to avoid reflections because your sensor will read that color and will give you a wrong white balance. After shooting the card, go to menu and look for the custom white balance setting, then locate the file and save it as your custom white balance. Remember to change your white balance to custom. Now try shooting. You will see the difference!!!! If you use flash, you will still have to change your white balance to flash. For nikon users just go to PRE and shoot this card. Then you are good to go. If you want to be more serious you can also get an EXPODISC but as a beginner on the white balance business, this is a must. Cheap but very helpful. Make sure to keep it clean. I always put mine in plastic bag. Good luck

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too thin

I bought this to use with my Sony FS-100 and Genesis housing for shooting underwater images. Since this is a piece of plastic, it´s good for using underwater and could...Read complete review

I bought this to use with my Sony FS-100 and Genesis housing for shooting underwater images. Since this is a piece of plastic, it´s good for using underwater and could be used as slate also. It´s easy to carry underwater, but the plastic of this card is too thin and easily fold. However the price is low, I think the plastic should be thicker.

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2.0

A white flimsy plastic card

By James H.

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easily Cleaned

Cons

  • Inconsistent Results
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Photography

Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

There's not much to say about it other than I expected more.

It's an inexpensive plastic white balance card, but it's nearly translucent enough for color to bleed through depending on the environment. Look elsewhere if you demand quality.

However, it works in a pinch.

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  • No

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4.0

Does the job, but flimsy

By Frosty

from Chicago

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

        It's a white card which does great white balancing. But it does need to be kept protected as it can bend and fold easily.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Works great!

        By SteveG

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

          I finally got this as a replacement for my old identical white balance card that has been through a lot. I used the old one a ton, so I assume this one will be just as durable and useful.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Photographer aide

          By Gmtz

          from Pasco, WA

          Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

          Great stocking stuffer for the photographer in your life!

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          5.0

          Does the job

          By Lucas Louis

          from New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

              Good size

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great White Balance Tool

              By John

              from Memphis, TN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Reactions
              • Easily Cleaned

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Developing
                • Photography
                • Printing

                Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                Cant believe i lived with out this

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Handy

                By Dmpprod

                from NYC

                Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                My old one had yellowed over time. New one was inexpensive and a needed replacement.

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                2.0

                Meh. So'k I guess. Not really impressed.

                By Aworkofmarc

                from LA, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                Coulda been thicker and a lot more durable. Even a tad smaller would have been fine too.

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                5.0

                Does it's job

                By MRPWProductions

                from Mastic, NY

                Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                What else can I say, its a white card. Good quality for the price. And this card is bigger than I thought.

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                5.0

                Nice White Card

                By Stef

                from St.-Hubert, Quebec

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                    I have several of these and use them to white balance all my shots on set. Just the right size and easy to carry around.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Essential

                    By Aleks

                    from DFW

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Consistent Reactions
                    • Easily Cleaned

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Developing
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                      It is affordable, robust and it fits into an average size bag. Recommended.

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                      5.0

                      Easy

                      By G

                      from Granville, OH

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Consistent Reactions
                      • Easily Cleaned

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Developing
                        • Photography

                        Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                        Does the job. It is important to have the option for a custom white balance when shooting under inconvenient colors of light. This card is the solution.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for a Carry-On or Camera Bag

                        By Gregory Tipton

                        from Spring Hill, Tennessee

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Consistent Reactions
                        • Easily Cleaned

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography

                          Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                          It's a small white-card... Perfect for a carry-on or camera bag.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          ITS SO WHITE!!! WOW SO WHITE! AMAZING!

                          By Bob The Building

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Cleaned
                          • Plastic

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Dslr Film

                            Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                            its a white card... I realized matching the temperature of the light is better after I purchased it...

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Well Priced

                            By Lightingguy

                            from Ireland

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Consistent Reactions
                            • Easily Cleaned

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                Great handy tool to have on site all the time

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                3.0

                                ok

                                By skepers

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easily Cleaned

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography

                                  Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                  Decent white balance card. Not expensive. Fulfil its purpose

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  It is perfect in many ways

                                  By None

                                  from The World

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Does It's Job

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photography

                                    Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                    Not only it does it's job as it is supposed to, but for myself I cut it up and obtained several business card size cards, thin enough that I can keep two of them in my wallet in case I misplace the one I keep in my camera flap pouch, and I still have a couple more for when I need them and all that at an extremely reasonable price and of course coming from B&H it was a no hassle deal.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Good Inexpensive Card for White Balance

                                    By Scalco

                                    from Southeast Texas

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Consistent Reactions
                                    • Easily Cleaned

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photography

                                      Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                      This product is very good for setting your white balance on your SLR camera. I purchased two so that I can keep one in each camera bag. Using this card helps produce warmer, natural-looking portraits.

                                      I've only had this card for a week, but it seems very durable.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      WB

                                      By CT Run

                                      from Edmonton, Canada

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Cleaned

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photography

                                        Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                        This is a great size. I cut it up into 4 sections and carry a small section with me for easy carry. I had planned to laminate a piece of white paper for this but this is quite cheap so save me some time.

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                                        • No

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                                        3.0

                                        Too thin

                                        By Marcos Melo

                                        from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easily Cleaned

                                        Cons

                                        • Plastic Too Thin
                                        • Poor Construction

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photography
                                        • Underwater Cinematography

                                        Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                        I bought this to use with my Sony FS-100 and Genesis housing for shooting underwater images. Since this is a piece of plastic, it´s good for using underwater and could be used as slate also. It´s easy to carry underwater, but the plastic of this card is too thin and easily fold. However the price is low, I think the plastic should be thicker.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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