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ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait)

B&H # EXWE125S05Q
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Product Highlights
  • Quickly Set Your Camera White Balance
  • Works for Still and Video
  • Optimized for Portraiture
  • Warms Image (Equiv. 81A Warming Filter)
  • Use in Ambient, Studio or Mixed Light
  • Easy to Use, Durable, Compact

The 77mm ExpoDisc Neutral White Balance Filter (Portrait) is optimized for Portrait photography. Each filter is individually assembled and calibrated to consistently produce custom color at capture, resulting in warmer and more pleasing skin tones. The ExpoDisc can be used on-the-fly to set a white balance in-camera when shooting JPEG, or it can be used to capture a gray frame to use later in post production when shooting RAW.

Using an ExpoDisc Portrait to set a custom white balance will eliminate many of the yellow, red and blue color casts commonly seen when using Auto White Balance in digital photography. The ExpoDisc is easy to use. Setting a white balance with the ExpoDisc is fast, and 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.

Warm-toned, optimized for portraiture - calibrated to produce custom color for warmer skin tones
Calibrated 18% light transmission for exposure reference
Lightweight and durable with an aluminum filter mount
Color corrects RAW or JPEG files
Helps eliminate undesirable color casts
Compact, stores easily
Easy to use, durable, compact
ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait)
  • Woven Lanyard
  • Filter Pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Quality Control Card
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ExpoImaging77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait)
     
    4.8

    (based on 52 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (36)
    • Strong construction (23)
    • Firm mount (14)
    • Clear optics (8)
    • Consistent effect (8)

    Cons

    • Loose mount (3)

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (34)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Studio (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (19), Pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (5), Professional (5)
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    5.0

    Reliable portrait or warm white balance

    By David

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Consistent results
    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Use With Uniform Sources

    Best Uses

    • Color Correction

    Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

    The warm balance ExpoDisc, like its pure white sibling, is a well conceived and engineered device to provide reliable white balance, slightly to the warm side, from consistent and balanced light sources. It can be difficult to use with studio strobes that are used to balance or overpower sunlight.

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    5.0

    MUST HAVE TO GET RIGHT COLOR

    By HDPIMAGES

    from CHICAGO;IL

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction

      Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

      EASY TO USE AND SAVE PLENTY OF TIME IN POST PROCESSING

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      5.0

      LOVE IT1

      By MS

      from Green Bay, WI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

            This is a huge time saver for my editing! White balance is perfect every time!

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            4.0

            A little warm

            By queenofwhirled

            from Pensacola , FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction

              Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

              While this thing is awesome, expecially in mixed lighting, it is too warm for my taste. I find that I'm always adding a cooling filter in photoshop to keep people from looking jaundiced. So I'm going to buy the neutral.

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              5.0

              Easy, Accurate, Big sigh of relief.

              By LALA

              from Queensland, Australia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Peace of mind
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • Loose Mount

              Best Uses

                Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                It arrived in the nik of time as I had a Santa shoot to do. I followed the instructions for setting a custom white balance in a lighting challenging environment, in a small sporting arena. Natural light, Christmas lights, lots of bright red clothing all mixed with my own studio lighting (two soft boxes), fluorescent and those big gas lights directly over head.

                The mount is firm when you don't have any lens filters attached. Otherwise, it can fall off so hang on. Awkward but not a deterrent when you get instant results for custom WB.

                I have not used it enough yet to report consistent effects.

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                5.0

                Much better results with ExpoDisc

                By Dave

                from Belleville, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction

                  Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                  I wasn't sure I was going to get enough value out of an ExpoDisc. It seems a little pricey for what it is. However, I'm pleased with the results I've had and the time it saves me correcting white balance issues in post production. I shoot a lot in indoor stadiums and the ExpoDisc warm balance filter lets me get the right skin tones of the athletes consistently.

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                  5.0

                  SIMPLICITY IN MOTION

                  By SFC C

                  from Ft Hood, Tx

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                      Great product and is easy to use. It takes all the guess work out of setting a white balance post production. It would be great to sell this as a set.

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                      5.0

                      Portrait White balance expo disc

                      By Steve

                      from El Cajon Ca.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                        Fast, effective tool to produce great photographic results.

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                        5.0

                        So far, so good

                        By Big Rob

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction

                          Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                          I have only had this product for a few days but it is easy to use. I used it to take some pictures in my home on Thanksgiving. It's all way a challenge to take pictures indoors for me. But the expo disc was very helpful and took my pictures to the next level.

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                          5.0

                          YES SMART MOVE

                          By POLISH YANKEE

                          from Macomb, MI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Loose Mount

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction
                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                          MODEL USE

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                          5.0

                          Good White Balance tool for Portraits

                          By Vemula Photography

                          from Reston, VA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction

                            Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                            I use it only for white balance, because, it is not possible to use it all the times for exposure adjustment. I am liking this. For exposure metering I still use the in camera meter and get it to ball park exposure and tune it as per my taste.

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                            5.0

                            Can not believe how easy they are to use

                            By spiderwebmxpics

                            from Wisconsin

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Belt case or lanyard
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction

                              Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                              I purchased the expo disc to use for portraits but have now used it at a baseball game as well. The disc is really easy to use and beats the pre-set white balances in the camera hands down. I can not see myself going back to the presets anymore.
                              I was using a grey disc when I needed custom white balances but with telephoto I needed an extra person, with the expo disc you just hold it over the lens and shoot your sample.

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                              5.0

                              Beautiful Warm Colors

                              By Karidee

                              from Sacramento, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                                    I've tried several different systems for getting correct white balance and this one is the easiest with the most pleasing results by far. I am very pleased with the color cast of my photos, they aren't too yellow, they're just perfectly warm and inviting.

                                    I can see why you wouldn't always want to use the portrait white balance, there are definately times when I'd prefer to have a neutral balance but this is great and will be going with me everywhere!

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                                    4.0

                                    Great! Worth the money

                                    By Ruta

                                    from Reno, NV

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction

                                      Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                                      I got the expodisc a week or so ago and I've been playing around with it for quite a bit. I absolutely love it. However, it seemed to me that the images are a little too warm for my taste, so I found the solution to cool it down a bit in my camera controls under the White Balance Shift. This way I can do the balance for the portrait or adjust it for more neutral WB look. Works like a charm!

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                                      5.0

                                      Must buy!!

                                      By Jen

                                      from Stewartsville, NJ

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Correction

                                        Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                                        I can't believe I shot without this! Literally takes 20 seconds to get spot on white balance. I've used this with both of my last two session and did not have to white balance in photoshop AT ALL! This disc is unbelievable!

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                                        4.0

                                        ExpoDisc Gives Great results

                                        By Larry R

                                        from Phoenix, MD

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Correction

                                          Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                                          I rated it a 4, because I had difficulty in understanding the process even with viewing the video clips on the ExpoImaging website. Once I got all that figured out, it works great. I purchased the (Portrait) model and like the warm tones it allows.

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                                          5.0

                                          I'm thrilled with this wonderful tool

                                          By Denny

                                          from Monroeville, PA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Color Correction

                                            Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                                            I used the ExpoDisc Warm Balance Filter for the first time on a recent visit to a local flower show and the results are so fantastic I have no post production editing to do. This is one tool I will use every time I shoot.

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                                            5.0

                                            I love this!!

                                            By Brittany

                                            from nd

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Color Correction

                                              Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                                              I love this filter. It works awesome to set a custom white balance. I just put it up to my lense and shoot to set a custom white balance.
                                              So much easier then having my clients hold a grey card.

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                                              5.0

                                              Indispensable tool for portraits

                                              By kimirsen

                                              from Los Gatos, CA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                                              Such an easy way to have the correct white balance in camera! saves so much time in post production.

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                                              4.0

                                              Overall, great product

                                              By Falconar

                                              from Winnipeg, MB

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                              • Loose Mount

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Color Correction

                                              Comments about ExpoImaging 77mm ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance Filter (Portrait):

                                              Most of the reviews are accurate for the expo disk, and thats how I judged the product for purchase until I used it recently(as I have only had it 2 weeks). It does exactly what it is advertised to do. And saves time getting white balance right during the shoot, instead of post processing. My only complaint, is it is a bit pricey. It also doesn't like to stay on my 77mm Tokina lens very well, but to me, that isn't much of an issue. I purchased the largest size expo disk to match the largest lens I have. This way, I don't have to purchase other expo disks for my smaller diameter lens.

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