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Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap

B&H # DODL2572 Mfr # DL-2572
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You Pay: $10.95
Product Highlights
  • Neutral Tonality Under any Light Source
  • Helps Eliminate Undesirable Color Casts
  • 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 72mm White Balance Lens Cap
  • 72mm White Balance Lens Cap
  • Bayonet Adapter
  • Retainer Loop
  • User Guide
  • Limited Waranty
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    Dot Line72mm White Balance Lens Cap
     
    3.6

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    62%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Consistent output (3)
    • Easily interchangeable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (4)
      • Macro photography (4)
      • Home (3)
      • Travel (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      AMAZING!!

      You don't have to worry about crazy temperatures anymore!! Use this to set your custom white balance in ANY lighting, and always have the correct temperature colors in your images BEFORE editing them...Read complete review

      You don't have to worry about crazy temperatures anymore!! Use this to set your custom white balance in ANY lighting, and always have the correct temperature colors in your images BEFORE editing them in Photoshop! Absolutely amazing! I cannot believe I've gone so long without it!

      It's easy to use and easy to store!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does not do the job

      Other reviewers seem to find these inexpensive caps to be an acceptable alternative to the expodisc. I do not own the expodisc but I can tell you that these do not give a proper...Read complete review

      Other reviewers seem to find these inexpensive caps to be an acceptable alternative to the expodisc. I do not own the expodisc but I can tell you that these do not give a proper result for incandescant lighting when I compare to using an 18% grey card or even a white card. For me these consistently gave results that were too cool (whites were too blue) in color temperature.
      Dont waste your time with these. I have a grey / white / black card set that are small in size, on a lanyard, to put around my neck. You hold those up to the lens and do the white balance reference shot. The small size of those works perfect when held close to the lens in the lighting by your subject. Just about as convenient as a white balance cap would be IMHO. Fortunately B&H stood behind them 100%. If all products were as good as B&H one would never have a problem with anything.

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      4.0

      Good White Balance

      By Shorty

      from Memphis

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

      This is a quick easy way to get good white balance.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Tragically bad

      By jwb

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Plastic construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

          Plastic threads stripped out the first time I tried to mount this cap. Protruding plastic [*]means you can't use this cap inside a rubber lens hood. More or less useless. Spend more, buy the other one.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          72mm White Balance lens cap

          By Harpo

          from NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Dot Line 72mm 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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            5.0

            Love it!

            By Kphotographer

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Carry along anywhere
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everywhere

              Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

              Carry it with me to for my white balance - I take it everywhere I go.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              1.0

              Does not do the job

              By [@]

              from Greensboro, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • None

              Cons

              • Do not work

              Best Uses

              • Coasters for small drinks

              Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

              Other reviewers seem to find these inexpensive caps to be an acceptable alternative to the expodisc. I do not own the expodisc but I can tell you that these do not give a proper result for incandescant lighting when I compare to using an 18% grey card or even a white card. For me these consistently gave results that were too cool (whites were too blue) in color temperature.
              Dont waste your time with these. I have a grey / white / black card set that are small in size, on a lanyard, to put around my neck. You hold those up to the lens and do the white balance reference shot. The small size of those works perfect when held close to the lens in the lighting by your subject. Just about as convenient as a white balance cap would be IMHO. Fortunately B&H stood behind them 100%. If all products were as good as B&H one would never have a problem with anything.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              4.0

              Very good, especially, for the price

              By DonR

              from TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                It gets WB very close on those inside shots where each room has a different lighting set up.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                AMAZING!!

                By CC

                from Illesheim, Germany

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                  You don't have to worry about crazy temperatures anymore!! Use this to set your custom white balance in ANY lighting, and always have the correct temperature colors in your images BEFORE editing them in Photoshop! Absolutely amazing! I cannot believe I've gone so long without it!

                  It's easy to use and easy to store!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It is a good item for White Balance

                  By Cat

                  from Feeding Hills, MA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                      Choosing a White Balance is very easy, just make a shoot of the light through it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Cap results too cool

                      By Corey

                      from Texas

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                      The cap is a good quality for low-cost, however after much testing, the results are much cooler than with an 18% gray card. I was forced to use auto WB on the job when I had it with me because of the unfavorable results I received.

                      You could however use it for a good reference and shift all photos the same interval warmer post-production.

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                      4.0

                      Good deal

                      By timbo762

                      from Lake Havasu, AZ

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                        Works as advertised. No reason to spend any more. If build was a little more robust, I would have given five stars.

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                        3.0

                        Could have been made better

                        By Odil R.

                        from Woodbridge, VA

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional
                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                        Overall, it is a nice thing to have, but if you have a matte box on the camera, you can't really use this thing, because it doesn't attach to the lens.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Does not fit inside lens hood

                        By scapsinger

                        from Dacula, GA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • price

                        Cons

                        • Poor Fit

                        Best Uses

                        • White balance

                        Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                        Works fine for white balancing, but does not fit over lens filter with the lens hood attached.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great, easy to use Product.

                        By Gary K

                        from Branford, Connecticut

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Dot Line 72mm White Balance Lens Cap:

                          This white balance lens cap is much easier to use than an 18% gray card.

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