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Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap

B&H # DODL2558 Mfr # DL-2558
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You Pay: $8.95
Product Highlights
  • Helps Eliminate Undesirable Color Casts
  • Neutral Tonality Under any Light Source
  • Compact, Stores Easily
  • Threaded, Screw-on Design

The Dot-Line Corp. White Balance Lens Cap is great for use with digital cameras. Just place the White Balance Lens Cap, point your camera at a subject area, and the incoming light is diffused to create an average white balance for a particular scene. (Check camera manufacturer's manual for setting white balance.). The White Balance Lens Cap easily slips on to the front of any appropriately sized lens, or a lens with a protective filter. Even if your lens has a bayonet mount on the outside, simply use the adapter provided. The lens cap comes with a handy loop to connect it to a camera strap or strap lug so you don't lose the cap.

Averages Color Temperature of All Light In a Given Scene
Provides Accurate White Balance Measurement
Works with Any Digital Camera that has Manual White Balance Feature
Just Slip It On, Or Use the Adapter Provided
Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap
  • 58mm White Balance Lens Cap
  • Bayonet Adapter
  • Retainer Loop
  • User Guide
  • Limited Waranty
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    Dot Line58mm White Balance Lens Cap
     
    4.2

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Durable (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Consistent output (3)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (6)
      • Macro photography (4)
      • Studio (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Handy!

      This inexpensive purchase was an impulse buy for me. It's pretty terrific!

      It's easy to use, and makes a simple task of an easily forgotten process -- doing a white balance...Read complete review

      This inexpensive purchase was an impulse buy for me. It's pretty terrific!

      It's easy to use, and makes a simple task of an easily forgotten process -- doing a white balance now before every shot is painfully simple. And not having to muddle with white balance in post is a great, great thing.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I wish I could agree!

      I got this hoping that it would help correct white balance under changing light conditions. i.e. Sunsets, evening sports, and mixed lighting indoors. What I found was that even with the custom...Read complete review

      I got this hoping that it would help correct white balance under changing light conditions. i.e. Sunsets, evening sports, and mixed lighting indoors. What I found was that even with the custom white balance mode of the camera, the colors were still not right. I got much better results using a standard grey card.

      Inside I found it almost totally unusable, I assume because it absorbed too much light. Even with a 1.4f 50mm lens, my camera was not able to adequately determine the white balance unless pointed right at the light. But this then excludes the light from the other sources in the room. i.e. windows, lamps, fluorescent.

      At sunsets, I got horrible results. I had better success setting it to tungsten light. And better still when I used the old grey card.

      Though these complex light conditions proved too difficult for it, it did fine with otherwise standard conditions. i.e. Strong flash, outdoors in bright sun. This is why I gave it two stars, because I suspect that most people who are looking at this may be looking for something to help under "normal" lighting conditions.

      In the end this is not as useful for me as I had hoped so I am returning it. I recognize that these are particularly challenging light conditions, and that was why I was hopeful. For me I'd rather spend the $ on something else. Hope this helps people.

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      5.0

      Will buy again.

      By Tonya

      from Tn

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio

        Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

        Works great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Beth

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

            Ordered the largest one so I can use it with all my lenses. I just hold it up and shoot through it no need to attach! Great product!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works Quite Well

            By Grey Friar

            from Dublin, Ohio

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comes with keeper
            • Convenient fit
            • Simple design

            Cons

            • Looks cheap - it is

            Best Uses

            • Fluorescent lighting
            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

            Seems to do the job in a variety of tough lighting situations -- including mixed fluorescent/incandescent.

            Tried a very expensive professional white balance cap for comparison; and there did not seem to be a huge difference -- though I'm sure there was one.

            Comes with a plastic screw-in adapter ring which fit the i.d. of my 58 mm B&W UV filter; but I don't use it because the WB cap fits nicely right over the outer diameter of this filter.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            58mm White Balance Lens Cap

            By Harpo

            from NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

              It is very simple and easy to use, just pop it on your lens snap a picture and ta-da custom white balance. It's cheap, light weight, easy to store. Only downfall doesn't come with a little pouch to store it in.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Threads don't fit well, but does the job

              By thewellbus

              from Tulsa, OK

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Tough To Attach

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Night Photography
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

              I use the product to get a quick overall white balance of a scene that has competing light temperatures; otherwise I use a gray card. It gets accurate color, but the poor quality of the threads makes it difficult to keep on the lens. For as quick as I want to have it on there, though, I can just hold it. The price is great to have this little device in your toolbox.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great for price

              By brianschutzaphotography[@]

              from New York City

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                as long as you use correctly you will have no problems with it.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice and light weight

                By Jaw

                from Justin, TX

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                  Nice and light, also has a lanard to keep it with the camera

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good and affordable

                  By Monica

                  from Alexandria, VA

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                  I'm still a beginner and when the instructor of my class said to buy a white balance cap, she showed her Lally Cap which looks really cute and is very versatile but is a bit pricey. Since I only have one lens so far, I decided to go with this option.

                  It still does what I need, it doesn't take up too much space in my camera bag, it's easy to place on the lens. And best of all, it was in my price range.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  I wish I could agree!

                  By Green in CBus

                  from Columbus, Ohio

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • No instructions
                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home

                  Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                  I got this hoping that it would help correct white balance under changing light conditions. i.e. Sunsets, evening sports, and mixed lighting indoors. What I found was that even with the custom white balance mode of the camera, the colors were still not right. I got much better results using a standard grey card.

                  Inside I found it almost totally unusable, I assume because it absorbed too much light. Even with a 1.4f 50mm lens, my camera was not able to adequately determine the white balance unless pointed right at the light. But this then excludes the light from the other sources in the room. i.e. windows, lamps, fluorescent.

                  At sunsets, I got horrible results. I had better success setting it to tungsten light. And better still when I used the old grey card.

                  Though these complex light conditions proved too difficult for it, it did fine with otherwise standard conditions. i.e. Strong flash, outdoors in bright sun. This is why I gave it two stars, because I suspect that most people who are looking at this may be looking for something to help under "normal" lighting conditions.

                  In the end this is not as useful for me as I had hoped so I am returning it. I recognize that these are particularly challenging light conditions, and that was why I was hopeful. For me I'd rather spend the $ on something else. Hope this helps people.

                  Share this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this product again.

                  By LNETT

                  from Oshkosh, WI

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                    This white balance lens cap is easy to use.
                    So far it is working well, but have more testing to do to cover more lighting conditions.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    White Balance Cap

                    By Joe Smokie

                    from Rockville, MD

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Isn't a perfect fit

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                    This lens cap works very well with my Canon GL2. Using it mean it is no longer a 2 man job to white balance and I don't have to worry too much about inadequate light between me and my subject.
                    One small problem I encounter is having to take off the Lens protector to screw in the WB Lens Cap but it still takes less time to white balance than before.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice product, very useful

                    By Billy Jack

                    from Piedmont, NC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Does its job
                    • reasonable price

                    Cons

                    • Tight fit on adapter ring

                    Best Uses

                    • Custom white balance

                    Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                    Lens cap slips over my A650 adapter tube. Just point at a light source and do a custom white balance action. Very simple. The equivalent item goes for over $50 at [...], this is a case where spending more is not necessarily better.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Handy!

                    By Dana

                    from Chesterfield, VA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Product Function

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Dot Line 58mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                      This inexpensive purchase was an impulse buy for me. It's pretty terrific!

                      It's easy to use, and makes a simple task of an easily forgotten process -- doing a white balance now before every shot is painfully simple. And not having to muddle with white balance in post is a great, great thing.

                      Share this review

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