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Lally CAP White Balance Cap

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Product Highlights
  • One Size Fits All Lenses (up to 82mm)
  • Creates Custom White Balance Easily
  • Folds up When Not in Use

The Lally CAP White Balance Cap from Lally Photography is a white balancing tool that stretches over the front of almost any lens (with filter size up to 82mm). The Lally Cap provides a way to accurately set the camera's custom white balance setting with a minimum of fuss and hassle. The Lally Cap's one-size-fits-all design and its ability to be rolled up for easy storage makes it a no-brainer accessory for studio or location shooting.

Accurate method to set white balance regardless of lighting conditions
Captures color correctly as the photo is taken
Eliminates color correction work in image editors
Applicable for RAW and JPEG
Evaluates scene-specific light
Convenient and easy to use
Quick to place on and take off lenses
Folds up and stores in your pocket or camera bag
One size fits most DSLR lenses
Waterproof and indestructible
Leave on camera to protect lens front surface

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Lally CAP White Balance Cap
 
4.2

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (19)
  • Consistent output (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Easily interchangeable (11)
  • Strong construction (6)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (7)

Best Uses

  • Low light (16)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
  • Weddings (9)
  • Sports/action (6)
  • Macro photography (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (10), Pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Helpful Product

I first used the Lally Cap before I updated the firmware on my Nikon D700 camera. After the update I took a series of two pictures of many types of objects indoors and outside;...Read complete review

I first used the Lally Cap before I updated the firmware on my Nikon D700 camera. After the update I took a series of two pictures of many types of objects indoors and outside; first with the Lally Cap Custom WB and the second with the auto-WB of the camera. Overall the Lally Cap did better than the auto-WB. In Lightroom the histogram showed the Lally Cap photos with more detail and colors not shown in the auto-WB photos. The Lally Cap tended towards the blue (cooler) side of the histogram, but not by a great amount. The Lally Cap did a very good job of balancing ambient light in a prayer chapel, exposure taken without ceiling light or flash. The purple cloth of the altar was the best purple I ever captured and the surrounding room was nicely lit. A photo of a park bench and green bushes behind it showed more depth of color with the Lally cap. The result is a photo that will need less post-editing or will allow me to spend more time to edit more creatively. A multi-color painting lit by natural daylight was more true to color with the Lally cap.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

overpriced & useless

Should have researched more before spending.
I chose the cap because I am shooting Olympus and have different lens sizes, so I was hoping to get something universal and consistent. The cap...Read complete review

Should have researched more before spending.
I chose the cap because I am shooting Olympus and have different lens sizes, so I was hoping to get something universal and consistent. The cap is made from a regular piece of grey rip-stop nylon the kind the camera bag rain covers are made of. It comes with a wad of paper full of instructions too. Nowhere in the said instructions does it say that the material is a specific grey or that it is calibrated in any way. It is just a grey synthetic cloth and the results are worse than my E-3 auto wide balance.
It is also hard to put on, being very tight for the majority of the professional lenses.

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4.0

Easy way to establish white balnce

By Retired and loving it

from Hudson Valley, NY

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

        Easy to carry and use.

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        • No

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        5.0

        What a great idea

        By Lyn the traveler

        from Chicago

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

          I do a lot of museum photography and you wouldn't believe the lighting problems. White cards and grey cards don't work because the light INSIDE the case is different. I use three lenses when I go into a museum...this little cap fits them all. There are other filters that do the same thing, but need to have different sizes and they are hard. This is cloth and can't be ruined by bending it.

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          4.0

          Easy to use

          By neveldine

          from Fayetteville, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

            Very easy to use. Works well in most lighting and gives accurate readings. There were a few times where the preset was truer. I like that it is easy to carry as well.

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            • No

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            5.0

            PERFECT COLOR EVERY TIME!

            By Greenguitar123000

            from Birmingham, AL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Great Inside A Gym
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

              Great Product. Once you learn how to make your camera do custom white balance it's a great product.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Where have you been all my life!!!

              By STNMEDIA

              from Washington Heights, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

              After shooting a production and experiencing poor color balance between cameras and a nightmare in post-production trying to color correct. I did my research and came across the Lally CAP. Needless to say I purchased it with a bit of skepticism. Upon receiving it I tested it between a AF100 and a D7000 and very pleased with the properly balanced colors between cameras. I have filmed 3 productions with no disappointment. Purchase with confidence.

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              4.0

              Works surprisingly well

              By Brian

              from Wellington

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere

              Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

              I was skeptical about this purchase but was pleasantly surprised. Easy to use, easy to carry and store but a little expensive.

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              • No

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              5.0

              So much easier than a giant WB card!!!

              By LittleFawn

              from Southern Ohio

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                  I was pretty skeptical about this product because, let's face it, it's so simple! But I shot with another photog that used it and so I tried it for a session. It worked fantastic!! And it's so much more discreet than a giant WB card. And no need to have the client hold the card either!
                  I have used this on:
                  50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.4, 90mm macro, 55-200 (kit lens), 35mm 3.0, 70-200mm, 24-75, and 105mm macro.
                  It fits comfortably on ALL of them. I'm not really sure what the reviewers that said that it didn't fit were using it on, but I have a wide array of lenses or have used it on someone else's and did not have a bit of trouble.

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                  1.0

                  Don't buy

                  By Kristy

                  from United States

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Tough To Attach

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                      I purchased this hoping to have something small and fast to get a proper balance for my various lens'. BIG MISTAKE! It does NOT fit various sizes. I can't get it on anything larger than my 50mm f1.8 lens. Total waste of money.

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                      4.0

                      Works Great

                      By JSchoe

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                        Fast and easy to use when you are in a hurry and want an accurate white balance.

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                        • No

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                        2.0

                        Over priced convenience

                        By Loganista

                        from Indiana

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Barbie doll shower cap

                          Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                          I bought this so that I would have a white balance cap that would fit all my lenses rather than a cap for each size. But after seeing this 28 cent import I felt pretty cheated by the [$] price tag. Add $5 for shipping I feel like an idiot. My advice? Skip it unless they lower the price to something respectable.

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                          5.0

                          Works well, but way way overpriced

                          By JoelB

                          from Boulder, CO

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Does the job

                          Cons

                          • Way too expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light

                          Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                          This is the easiest way to set white balance in difficult environments such as indoor arenas where there is a combination of lighting sources. I find it much easier to use and far more accurate than the Expo Disc. However, all it is is a piece of standard gray rip-stop nylon with some elastic to hold it in place. If it sold for $5-10 it would be OK, but [$] is inexcusably greedy. Lally thinks way too much of himself.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Works Great

                          By JeepGuy

                          from Mount Vernon, IL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to Clean
                          • Tough To Attach

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                          The fastest way to get accurate white balance. Very portable. Only negative is I wish it was a little larger.

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                          4.0

                          Great idea, wish I'd thought of it...

                          By Lizardmon

                          from Wash-imore

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                                Simple to use, ultralight to carry, effective in practice.
                                Size works for all my lenses, even the BIG ones.

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                                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Not what I neded

                                By Sheriff Sid

                                from Atlanta

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Price
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Tough To Attach

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                                  After I tried the CAP I decided to return it. Difficult to instal over a telephoto lens on my K20D. Then it caught on the focus ring when removing.

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                                  4.0

                                  Not Bad

                                  By AlvisMedia

                                  from Harrisonburg, VA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Tough To Attach

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • When AWB fails

                                  Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                                  Used it at a wedding yesterday did a pretty good job, but still prefer to use the kelvin scale.

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I love this thing!

                                  By tshift

                                  from Overland Park Kansas

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Anytime the light changes
                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                                    This is the best, very easy to use and so far seems to be right on for White Balance, Color and everything else is super. A little harder to get on 77MM lense but is well worth the effort.

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                                    5.0

                                    Superb little device

                                    By Tracey

                                    from Leominster, MA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                      Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                                      I use this product for both indoor and outdoor photography. I find it to work as well as any gray card and CBL (Color Balance Lens) for a fraction of the cost. For [$]it is a small investment for perfect color balance every time.I also own the 110mm CBL lens and will be posting it for auction very soon.All photographer's serious about getting the perfect color balance should own a Lally cap.Do yourself a favor and buy one today!

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                                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Lally CAP White Balance Cap

                                      By Stoneystone 68

                                      from Boston, MA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors/Low Light
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                                          Works as advertised. Useful tool.

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                                          • No

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                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          3.0

                                          Perfect white balance

                                          By Tackion

                                          from montreal, QC

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Output

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                                              Perfect white balance every time and easy to use

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Lally Cap

                                              By Scoot

                                              from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                Comments about Lally CAP White Balance Cap:

                                                This is easy to put on most lenses and easy to use. So small and portable, you can take it anywhere. Just keep it in your pocket with you or in your camera bag. You can nail your WB each time.

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