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WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit

You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • Pocket Size Card (2.1x3.3")
  • Perfectly Neutral Gray Card
  • Accurate White Balance Reference
  • Waterproof & Scratchproof
  • Uniformly Colored
  • Low Reflectivity
  • Individually Tested
  • With Lanyard and Stand
  • With Protective Tyvek Sleeve

The WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit comes with a white balance card that is small enough to fit in a wallet or shirt pocket. It also comes with a lanyard (cord) for wearing around the neck. This way you can be sure you'll always have it with you when you need it as opposed to leaving it somewhere in a drawer. Because color temperature varies under different lighting sources (i.e. sunlight, fluorescent, halogen, incandescent) it's important to use a white balance card for accurate color representation under any type of light.

WhiBal white balance cards are designed to be neutrally gray throughout their surface, are water and scratch proof, and are individually tested by an industrial spectrophotometer before they leave the factory. For it to work properly the card must be held at an angle where there's no reflection bouncing off of it. For this reason the card, which in itself is very low reflective, features a highly reflective sticker that shows the photographer at a glance whether the card is held properly.

To achieve maximum results it's best to shoot in RAW and then use a RAW conversion program such as Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom to adjust the picture. With a RAW conversion software you can also white balance at once a group of pictures taken under the same lighting conditions. Included in the kit are a stand for placing the card upright on a wall or horizontal surface. Also included is a Tyvek sleeve for protecting the card in between uses.

Fits in your shirt pocket (same size as an American business card) so you will actually use it rather than have it in your bag.
Waterproof and scratchproof material
Comes with convenient stand for ease of setup on tables or flat surfaces. No need for someone to hold the WhiBal.
Each card is individually measured with a precision spectrophotometer to certify that it meets or exceeds stringent specifications
The Gray card is designed for low reflectivity, except that the sticker is intentionally highly reflective so that maximum TrueBlack Blackpoint level may be achieved by observing for maximum glare point and then backing the angle down.
Can be used to set white balance reference, black point and white point.
Fits shirt pocket or can hang on studio hook or lanyard
Size 2.1 x 3.3" (53 x 84mm)
WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit
  • Pocket Gray Card (2.1x3.3")
  • Lanyard
  • Table-Stand
  • Tyvek Storage Sleeve
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    WhiBalWhite Balance G7 Pocket Kit
     
    4.7

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (48)
    • Packs small / compresses (47)
    • Lightweight (44)
    • Reliable (35)
    • Strong construction (32)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (4)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (32)
    • Landscape/scenery (31)
    • Weddings (29)
    • Travel (24)
    • Wildlife photos (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (3), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (47), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sturdy and Useful

    I use the white balance card on my digital SLR camera -- love how it has both white and gray areas and the black & white square so I can easily focus. ...Read complete review

    I use the white balance card on my digital SLR camera -- love how it has both white and gray areas and the black & white square so I can easily focus.

    It is extremely lightweight, doesn't take up much room, and comes with a handy lanyard so you can wear it around your neck or connect it to a camera bag or strap.

    I wouldn't mind if it were just a wee bit bigger, but it does currently fit easily into a shirt pocket or wallet.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Looks and feels cheap

    This is my third Whibal pocket kit. I purchased the White Balance G7 Pocket Kit because I lost the the second "table stand" card from my White Balance G6 Pocket Kit during...Read complete review

    This is my third Whibal pocket kit. I purchased the White Balance G7 Pocket Kit because I lost the the second "table stand" card from my White Balance G6 Pocket Kit during a wildlife photography hike. One of the downsides of the G5 and G6 was that it was easy to lose parts (e.g. the second card does not securely attach to the neck strap).

    I was very disappointed with the G7 kit, as it appears to be much more cheaply made compared to the G6 (but the price was about the same). The G6 card is more than twice as thick as the G7, and feels like it is built to last, while the G7 feels like it could easily be damaged.

    When I saw how the G7 kit uses an s-hook as the table stand, I drilled a couple holes in my G6 card so that I could use an s-hook that I happened to already have as its table stand. The one advantage to the G7 (and my jury-rigged G6) is that the s-hook can be securely attached to the neck strap, so it won't fall on the ground unnoticed while I hike. I've stored the G7 away in case my G6 wears out (fat chance).

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    4.0

    Excellent White Balance Tool

    By Bob

    from Harwinton, CT

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

      I use this card shooting raw all the time since I received it, and it produces incredibly neutral images that I can then adjust to taste, if desired. I thought the little stand would be more useful than it has turned out to be: putting it on a surface instead of just holding it in front of the camera can reflect light from the surface, which is sometimes desirable but often not.

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      5.0

      Easily and accurately set your white bal

      By Genthar

      from Escondido, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Studio
        • Travel
        • Underwater
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

        Very easy to use, just take a picture of it in the same lighting as what you're shooting. Then, in post processing, go to the image with the Whi-Bal card in it, and use it to set your white balance for the rest of the shots. If your lighting keeps changing, then just shoot another shot with it. The kit has a little s-clip carabiner that doubles as a stand in case you need to place it and step back.

        The plastic cards are pretty durable, though you still need to exercise reasonable care with them. The neutral area is actually the card itself, rather than a sticker or paint. The black and white areas also help set your dynamic range.

        Easy enough to slip one in your pocket, or in a pocket of your camera bag so you can have it on hand wherever you're shooting.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Must Have Item in your Bag

        By John C

        from Houma, La

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

          Handy to have, easy to carry around and it makes eliminating color cast as easy as one click.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Handy, accurate, compact and well needed

          By Kim Y

          from Meridian, MS

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

              The package is awesome and so easy to carry around, making anything done in post easier. I'd have no problems recommending this to anyone.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great for wedding photography !

              By JulieannaD

              from Fort Collins, Colorado

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                I attach this to my camera bag for ease of use. It also helps remind me to take pictures of it wherever I'm shooting. Fantastic for wedding photography !!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Easy to use and great results

                By Ben

                from Memphis, TN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                  This was my first experience using a white balance card, and the WhiBal worked great. In my camera, the process was very easy to snap a picture of the card under the light being used, point the crosshairs to the card using the direction pad, hit Set, and you're good to go. Results were great.

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Just love it!

                  By Lyor66

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Underwater
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                  I love this card! The built quality could be improved but it does the job perfectly.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Greatly Recommanded

                  By chhuck12

                  from Montreal, QC, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos

                    Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                    To have all the benefits of this product, look at the WhiBal website, lots of useful information and videos to get the most out of your purchase. There is no user guide included, everything is explained on the website.

                    I like the pocket size, but if you plan to make your white balances from further away (more than 10 feet with regular lens), consider bigger than the pocket size.

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                    4.0

                    Smaller then I expected

                    By GabrielH

                    from Chicago

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Weak Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                    I wish it was bigger but it's portable

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    must have accesory

                    By va bel

                    from buenos aires argentina

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                      very helpfull accesory, may be it should come in a size biger than this one and smaller than the studio version.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very Useful

                      By john

                      from Toronto

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                        I am stunned on how easy it is to edit photos to show proper color with this compact grey card. I don't like heavy photoshoping of images, however I do like to play abit with contrast and sharpness. This is why I use this card. I like to start off with as close to perfect color as I can get.
                        there are other grey cards in the market, but this came recommended by a couple of pro photographer friends. No regrets!

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                        5.0

                        Like finding $ dollars in your pocket

                        By Jack The Barbarian

                        from Los Angeles, CA - Tulsa, OK

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                          This is a fantastic and simple tool. With the auto focus box in the corner of the card, it is so fast and easy to snap a shot of this perfect grey in a variety of situations. This is a must have for anyone shooting RAW files.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          only used it twice,so far so good.

                          By cajelf

                          from Lake Charles, La.

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                            I have used card in indoor shots . Love the difference in quality.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Handy little pocket rocket

                            By Loz

                            from Canberra, Australia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Pack
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Nil

                            Best Uses

                            • Clarity
                            • Natural
                            • Photography
                            • Softness

                            Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                            To ensure spot on white balance on your digital camera this is a must. It travels lightly, can fit in your pocket, be worn as a lanyard (around the neck), in your camera bag... it even has a table stand so your hands are free to tweak camera settings with ease.

                            Getting spot-on white balance is ensured with this WhiBal G7 Pocket Kit... a must for those natural and more beautiful photos.

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                            5.0

                            Good product, but a bit expensive

                            By Wibo

                            from MI

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Pack
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                              Very good gray card, although I find it a little pricey the small size, but it is very good quality.
                              Works great and is small enough to get into your wallet.

                              The back is not gray but some off-white with text.

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                              3.0

                              Works too well? Photos are sterile.

                              By chj

                              from new york, ny

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Sterile photos

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio

                              Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                              Depending on what you use the WhiBal for, it may not be for you. I bought it because my camera's auto balance is often a bit blue, but I'm finding WhiBal makes every shot a bit too sterile, cold, clinical. The WhiBal makes everything look like it was shot under perfect full spectrum light, which is of course what it is designed to do. But a picture taken in warm setting sunlight will lose ALL of it's orangey yellow charm. An 18% gray card is working better for me, more accurate than my camera's auto balance, but it doesn't drastically alter colors from what I'm seeing in real life.

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                              5.0

                              super

                              By Pascal

                              from Québec

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Underwater
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                                super

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                                5.0

                                Perfect White Balance

                                By Lou Sapienza

                                from East Hampton, NY

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Pack
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                                  The WhiBal G7,works extremely well to either set manual white balance - or to use to set white balance after the shoot - provideding it was included in frames of the various lighting sources during the shoot. Not only is it very accurate, work extremely well, but its durable and convenient with the attached lanyard. I'd recommned the next size up - the 3.5x6 Studio Kit as it will fill the frame better at a short distance. And if you are in the studio, the full size card would alos be recommended.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great for P&S camera

                                  By Pyro

                                  from Massachusetts

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                                      This allows me to properly white balance my point and shoot camera by shooting this in the first frame during a indoor event.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      This tiny card is essential!

                                      By Orchid Enthusiast

                                      from Chesterfield, VA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Pack
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel
                                        • Underwater
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about WhiBal White Balance G7 Pocket Kit:

                                        This sturdy little card fits anywhere, but they provide a lanyard and clip for extra convenience. It's made of sturdy, waterproof, uv-resistant plastic.

                                        For photographing vivid plants and wildlife, this is essential for getting the colors right in any lighting.

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