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ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral

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Product Highlights
  • Quickly Set Your Camera White Balance
  • Works for Still and Video
  • Provides Accurate, Consistent Color
  • Calibrated and Certified for Neutrality
  • Use in Ambient, Studio or Mixed Light
  • Easy to Use, Durable, Compact

The ExpoDisc Neutral White Balance Filter allows digital photographers to quickly and easily set an accurate custom white balance.  Each ExpoDisc is individually assembled, calibrated and certified for neutrality in the visible spectrum, and for 18% light transmission.

The ExpoDisc can be used on-the-fly to set a white balance in-camera when shooting JPEG, or later in post production when shooting RAW. 

Using an ExpoDisc to set a custom white balance results in consistently balanced color and eliminates many of the yellow, red and blue color casts commonly seen in digital photography.

The ExpoDisc is easy to use.  Setting a white balance with the ExpoDisc eliminates many of the inconsistencies and inconveniences associated with using white balance cards and targets, including unwieldy size, unwanted reflectivity, improper angling, and shadows.

To set a white balance with an ExpoDisc, simply take a photograph of the light source (incident light) through the ExpoDisc, then follow your camera's instructions to set the camera's custom white balance.

Because the ExpoDisc is calibrated for an 18% light transmission, you can also use it as a reference tool for manually determining proper exposure.

The ExpoDisc is available in a variety of sizes to fit most popular lenses.  The ExpoDisc does not thread into the lens; instead, its quick mount design can be pushed-on and popped-off to facilitate a quick white balance.

ExpoDiscs do not screw in. They lack front threads and were designed to be pushed-on over the lens threads in order to facilitate a quick white balance.

Easy to use
Helps eliminate undesirable color casts from images
Color corrects RAW or JPEG files
Calibrated for neutrality in the visible spectrum (400nm to 700nm)
Calibrated 18% light transmission for exposure reference
Lightweight and durable with an aluminum filter mount
ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral
  • Woven Lanyard
  • Filter Pouch
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    ExpoImagingExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral
     
    4.8

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent effect (25)
    • Strong construction (20)
    • Easily mounted (18)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Firm mount (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (26)
      • Artwork (3)
      • Image manipulation (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (20), Pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (5), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      "It really works" "I'm a believer"

      I shoot Portraits, Weddings, Products and Fashion. I was a true skeptic. Now I'm a true believer. During an average 8 hour shoot I might spend a total of 10 - 20...Read complete review

      I shoot Portraits, Weddings, Products and Fashion. I was a true skeptic. Now I'm a true believer. During an average 8 hour shoot I might spend a total of 10 - 20 minutes testing and adjusting manual white balance to achieve great results. With the Expodisc I now spend about 2-3 minutes during an 8 hour session. This thing really works with creating custom white balance settings in a hurry. If you do it correctly there is no guessing. Now I have an additional 15-18 minutes to concentrate on my subjects and not the camera settings. if anyone says this tool does not work is because they did not follow the instructions carefully to achieve great results.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Convenient; Consistent; Overpriced

      This is a relatively handy tool for anyone who shoots jpg in different lighting situations. The results are consistent and neutral, no warm or cool bias. It's well built, calibrated precisely, and...Read complete review

      This is a relatively handy tool for anyone who shoots jpg in different lighting situations. The results are consistent and neutral, no warm or cool bias. It's well built, calibrated precisely, and easy to slip into a pocket.

      Although it snaps on your lens, don't bother. Just buy one that's bigger than all of them and take your custom setting by holding it in front of the lens.

      However, I think it's way overpriced - the materials and build are not that complex, I don't see why it should be so expensive. Despite doing what it does very well, it's not a vital tool and there are cheaper alternatives.

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      5.0

      I had no idea!

      By Port

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Effect
      • Custom Set White Balance
      • Easily Mounted
      • Easy to use
      • Low Cost
      • Superior To Camera's Wb

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Color balance
      • Improved Color Balance

      Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

      i had no idea how important White Balance was and how easy it is to use this to custom set each photo opportunity for true color. The results are significant.

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      5.0

      Great tool

      By PicsByLesa

      from Danville, IN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

            I use this mainly when I am photographing under stadium and artificial lights. It helps me set a pretty accurate white balance and is a lot easier than shooting a grey card.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A Must have!

            By chufilawrie

            from Miami

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Effect
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction

              Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

              Perfect for outdoor photography white balance setting

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              • No

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              5.0

              A MUST HAVE!

              By Jose

              from Cookeville, TN

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Effect
              • Easily Mounted
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction

                Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                This brilliant little piece of wonder has revolutionized my photo editing experience! The white balance is unbelievably better than anything I could fix with the naked eye and saves the hours of trying! Easy to use and incredible...a must have!

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                5.0

                SUPERB TOOL

                By Bonyo

                from Charleston SC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Effect
                • Easily Mounted
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction

                  Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                  VEry easy to use and very practical.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works awesome!

                  By Kyle J Fotographia

                  from Long Beach, WA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Easily Mounted
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction

                    Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                    Love these disk! Work great and so fast to use. Only down side is if you don't have enough light coming in it won't give you a correct reading. But for 90% of the time it rocks!!

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Never leave home without it

                    By Mugshot

                    from Orange County, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Effect
                    • Easily Mounted
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction

                      Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                      Fits every lens in my bag and I use it every shoot - 30 seconds saves me hours in post. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By D.G.

                      from Wanatah, IN

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate white balance
                      • Easy to use
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction

                      Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                      this product worked great for fixing the natural light issues in school gym for wrestling photos where we weren't allowed to use flash and I also used it to fix the white balance inside a church for a wedding.

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                      5.0

                      elegant solution

                      By Rob Kaczmark

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Consistent Effect
                      • Easily Mounted
                      • Firm Mount
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Weak Effect

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork

                      Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                      No need to have an assistant hold up your white balance card anymore.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Never shoot "Auto" balance again !

                      By crutch1948

                      from Tennessee

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Consistent Effect
                      • Firm Mount
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                        Use this on all my lens. I got the 82mm because it is the largest I have. I use them on all the smaller ones too. I was just amazed at setting my own custom balance. I will never go back to auto. Very simple and the difference is amazing.

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                        5.0

                        "It really works" "I'm a believer"

                        By MarlonPhoto.com

                        from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Effect
                        • Easily Mounted
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Any Kind Of Photography
                          • Artwork
                          • Color Correction
                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                          I shoot Portraits, Weddings, Products and Fashion. I was a true skeptic. Now I'm a true believer. During an average 8 hour shoot I might spend a total of 10 - 20 minutes testing and adjusting manual white balance to achieve great results. With the Expodisc I now spend about 2-3 minutes during an 8 hour session. This thing really works with creating custom white balance settings in a hurry. If you do it correctly there is no guessing. Now I have an additional 15-18 minutes to concentrate on my subjects and not the camera settings. if anyone says this tool does not work is because they did not follow the instructions carefully to achieve great results.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Gotta Have One

                          By cbjetboy

                          from Cove TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Effect
                          • Easily Mounted
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction

                            Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                            Must have for jpeg shooting. Sets the white balance perfectly for easy post shooting retouching workflow.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            It works well but....

                            By Bubu

                            from Sydney, Australia

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Effect
                            • Easily Mounted
                            • Easy to use

                            Cons

                            • Doesn't Fasten Well
                            • Issues With Filter

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Mixed Lighting

                            Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                            I got this after I had seen a friend use it with great results. Its quick way to set the white balance in areas where you have multiple sources of light. Saves time in post processing.

                            How ever there is a small issue. If you use a filter, even a slim one like the Hoya HD filter I use, then you do get vignetting when taking your white balance picture with the disc on the lens. The few times I have used it I still got good white balance results despite the vignetting.

                            ExpoDisc advertise this as also being able to give you correct in camera metering. This is where the dark corners from vignetting may cause some problems due to the filter being fitted to the lens.

                            The other issue is that it dose not sit well on the Hoya HD filter. Sometimes you have to hold it on the flont with one hand so that it dosent fall off. Its easy to mount but its not very firmly on.

                            Despite all that I would still recommend this dut to its simplicity and relatively ease of use.

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                            5.0

                            Great!

                            By Tony

                            from Little Rock, AR

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Sharp colors

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork

                            Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                            This is a must have for your camera bag! It makes images look sharper and and takes a lot of the guess work out of exposures!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            easy to use, and useful

                            By E. Baek

                            from Sunny CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                                  it's as easy to use as stated and I couldn't be happier with the results it has provided so far. Got the bigger one so that I would be able to use it with multiple lenses and it has worked great.

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                                  5.0

                                  I Just works.

                                  By Captnshaw

                                  from Florida

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Effect
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction

                                    Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                                    Perfect white balance ans exposure everytime. Is an accessory everyone should have.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Completely changed my photography!

                                    By s.strine photography

                                    from Clovis, NM

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Mounted
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                                      I received my ExpoDisc last week, and it has completely changed the quality of my photos, especially in indoor situations.

                                      If you are a portrait or wedding photographer taking hundreds of photos and don't want to have to adjust WB on every RAW file, this tool is for you. It takes an extra 15-20 seconds to take a custom WB shot in each lighting situation, but your color will be spot on, every time.

                                      This product is very easy to use - simply determine your exposure settings, then take a shot at those settings from your subject's perspective. In other words, if you are shooting a person, take your shot next to that person's face pointing back at where your camera will be. This gives an accurate representation of the light on your subject. I use the neck strap so it's always handy, but it also comes with a pouch for your belt or camera strap.

                                      I can confidently say that, other than my camera and lenses, this is the best photo equiment investment I've ever made. Get one!

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                                      5.0

                                      Great White Balance and Exposure Results

                                      By Trevor C

                                      from Ocala, FL

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Correction
                                        • Setting Exposure

                                        Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                                        The ExpoDisc gives me awesome white balance and exposure results! When shooting in manual mode you can use this to get accurate exposure on your subject. Wish I had found this a long time ago. Would have made my life/workflow so much better. Well worth the money!

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                                        5.0

                                        Get it right the first time!

                                        By 1i Studios

                                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Effect
                                        • Easily Mounted
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Correction
                                          • Proper Exposure

                                          Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                                          No guessing on white balance or exposure with the ExpoDisc!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Gadget

                                          By designbyhuong

                                          from Reno, NV

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 82mm Digital White Balance Filter - Neutral:

                                                I love this product. It helps make capturing accurate WB very easy. I bought the largest size to accommodate the growth of my lens collection and just hold it over my lenses at this time.

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