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Porta Brace White Balance Card

B&H # POWBC Mfr # WBC
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You Pay: $5.21

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 121 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily cleaned (62)
  • Compact (59)
  • Consistent reactions (45)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves performance (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (50)
  • Video (8)
  • Videography (8)
  • White balance (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (30), Pro photographer (25), Photo enthusiast (20), Casual photographer (8), Business owner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63)

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

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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • 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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                          5.0

                          White As Expected

                          By feljac

                          from Dallas, Tx

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Consistent Reactions
                          • Easily Cleaned

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography

                            Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                            Great size and durable and a very economical price.
                            I have two camera bags for two different cameras. It's so unexpensive, so I will get another one for my other cambera and camera bag.

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                            3.0

                            Tends To Pick Up Stains

                            By drumscanning

                            from New York

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                  A more dirt-phobic coating or surface would make this much better. Also the corners aren't chamfered, so one would have to round them out oneself; they're kinda sharp

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great Product

                                  By SM

                                  from NY/NJ

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Cleaned
                                  • Easy to handle

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky
                                  • Not Compact

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video Production

                                  Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                  Love the product. Only one suggested improvement. If it was smaller and could be expanded or unfolded.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Useful tool

                                  By Ari

                                  from Helsinki, Finland

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Consistent Reactions
                                  • Easily Cleaned

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photography

                                    Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                    One cannot beat the price and it works though I usually shoot with auto white balance on - light changes so quickly but when I shoot food at home in artificial lightning, for example, a white balance card is a necessity.

                                    Fits nicely in a computer section of a photography backpack.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    usefull tool

                                    By NIk

                                    from Trinidad

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Consistent Reactions
                                    • Easily Cleaned

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lowno budget video

                                      Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                      this card does exactly what its supposed to and is a valuable tool to have for small productions. if you're just starting out, this is one of the things you should have in your tool kit

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                                      5.0

                                      Inexpensive and it works !!!

                                      By the director

                                      from fort myers, FL

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Consistent Reactions
                                      • Easily Cleaned

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • White balancing

                                      Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                      it's the right white.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Handy to have

                                      By IEHD

                                      from Beaumont, CA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Consistent Reactions
                                      • Easily Cleaned

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Porta Brace White Balance Card:

                                          Great when you need that perfect white to white balance from.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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