B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
Back to School savings Free shipping on all items Visit Our NYC SuperStore, Explore Where Technology Lives B&H Super Store B&H Super Store
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout
The B&H SuperStore will be OPEN on Monday, Labor Day from 10:00am EDT to 7:00pm EDT
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc

You Pay: $34.95
Product Highlights
  • Quick and Accurate Custom White Balance
  • Portable with Easy-to-Use Handle
  • For Digital Photo and Video Cameras
  • For In-camera and Post-production Use
  • Works with Lenses of Up to 95mm Diameter

The Universal White Balance Handheld Disc from Vello provides a quick and easy way to set precise custom white balance on your digital camera or video recorder. Accurate white balance settings will result in consistently faithful colors in your images. 

Able to work with any digital camera that has custom white balance settings, the white balance disc is portable, easy to hold and works with any lens diameter up to 95mm. With your camera on manual focus mode and the desired aperture set, simply hold the Universal White Balance Handheld Disc in front of your lens, point the camera toward the same light illuminating your subject, and shoot. Use this image as the reference when setting white balance on the custom white balance function in your camera's menu.

This disc can be used to set white balance in-camera or when you are adjusting color in post-production. With a large handle, strap hole, and wide diameter, the Universal White Balance Handheld Disc is easy to use, and being lightweight, flat and sturdy, it stores and transports easily.

Allows for quick and accurate setting of custom white balance.
Helps eliminate undesirable color casts from images
Works with any digital camera or video recorder able to set custom white balance
Compatible with lenses up to 95mm in diameter
Large handle with strap hole and wide diameter provide easy usage
Works for in-camera or post-production white balance setting
Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    VelloUniversal White Balance Handheld Disc
     
    4.3

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (21)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Durable (12)
    • Compact (11)
    • Great picture quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (11)
      • Family photos (10)
      • Landscape/scenery (8)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Travel (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (23)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Incredibly useful tool for video

      I keep this disc in the thin mesh pocket at the top of our EOS Rebel DSLR bag and I plan on having it handy everywhere I go to shoot an event. This is...Read complete review

      I keep this disc in the thin mesh pocket at the top of our EOS Rebel DSLR bag and I plan on having it handy everywhere I go to shoot an event. This is an incredibly useful tool for whenever the white balance presets built into the camera seem to skip over the exact temperature you need for an area (having a Canon t3i for video without the ability to manually dial an exact K value makes this disc a God-send). For scenarios that aren't run-and-gun, using this disc has become a requirement for getting the most accurate color balance possible in camera without dealing with the headache of color correction in post.

      There are times where placing it in front of the lens and snapping a photo of a light source gets a completely 100% off white balance that is green, but that happens on very rare occasions.

      I haven't had any issues with the build quality of it as I tend to be pretty delicate with equipment, but it's a kind of plastic construction that definitely doesn't come across as being indestructible. Because it's sized for basically any kind of lens, it probably won't fit in your pocket. Otherwise, the white balance it gives you for its size is wonderful.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not consistent

      I tried using this Vello Disc over and over but it always seemed to be to blue or green or yellow. I currently use a Expodisc which nails the WB on almost every shot...Read complete review

      I tried using this Vello Disc over and over but it always seemed to be to blue or green or yellow. I currently use a Expodisc which nails the WB on almost every shot but the Vello didn't nail it very often at all. The expodisc I currently use is to small for one of my larger lenses, I ordered the Vello because it was way cheaper than the Larger Expodisc, I will now just order the largest Expodisc I can get.

      Reviewed by 27 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-20

      Back to top

      Previous | Next »

       
      5.0

      Cost effective and gets job done

      By Hong Kong Cat

      from Hong Kong

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Like That Handle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

        its only 10% of the cost of similar items

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Improves photo and video quality

        By Princeton Photographer

        from Princeton, NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

            For the longest time I relied on Auto White Balance. Don't. This disc improves image quality in both photo and video. Easy to carry on location.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Handy product for proper White Balance

            By ClassicSax

            from Buffalo, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoor Photography
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

              This is a White Balance Disk that you can carry easily in a camera bag or jacket pocket. It is large enough to accommodate most lenses. Proper "white balance" is crucial in indoor environment, especially gymnasiums, reception halls, etc.
              To use this product it is important to go to your subject and to point the camera (with the disk) at the light exposing your subject.
              Before buying, make sure that your camera can do a "custom" white balance and follow the camera manual instructions to

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Incredibly useful tool for video

              By Sean the amateur videographer

              from Fairfax, VA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

              I keep this disc in the thin mesh pocket at the top of our EOS Rebel DSLR bag and I plan on having it handy everywhere I go to shoot an event. This is an incredibly useful tool for whenever the white balance presets built into the camera seem to skip over the exact temperature you need for an area (having a Canon t3i for video without the ability to manually dial an exact K value makes this disc a God-send). For scenarios that aren't run-and-gun, using this disc has become a requirement for getting the most accurate color balance possible in camera without dealing with the headache of color correction in post.

              There are times where placing it in front of the lens and snapping a photo of a light source gets a completely 100% off white balance that is green, but that happens on very rare occasions.

              I haven't had any issues with the build quality of it as I tend to be pretty delicate with equipment, but it's a kind of plastic construction that definitely doesn't come across as being indestructible. Because it's sized for basically any kind of lens, it probably won't fit in your pocket. Otherwise, the white balance it gives you for its size is wonderful.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Works, but questionable utility

              By Kurt

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Questionable Use

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

              The concept here is interesting and this works perfectly, but I'm not sure about the utility of this sort of a product. It lets you perfectly white balance your scene by taking a test shot. However, here's a scenario that I found: I took a test shot in my tungsten-lit living room with the disc. I then used that shot to set the white balance with my Canon 5D Mark 3. I then took a regular shot of the room. The tungsten light was now perfectly white as advertised. The question is: Is this what you really want? To my eyes, I know the lights aren't supposed to be white - they look orangish (CTO) in real life. The perfect white isn't what I'd use in post processing.

              So, while it worked exactly as advertised in my limited testing, I don't know when I would use this, except for maybe try to balance out a tricky florescent scene.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              3.0

              Not consistent

              By rafa

              from San Diego, Ca

              Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

              Getting the hang of it. Some time it gives me a green cast.

              Share this review

               
              4.0

              Works

              By Lizard

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                  I may come back to give it 5 stars after I've used it enough to figure out it's limitations as on a whale watch tour It gave me a warmer tone then I was hoping for. Could have been my technique. For the most part I have been extremely happy with this product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Good for the Money

                  By Rudy DeSort Photography

                  from Kildeer, IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                      Okay for setting the custom white balance.
                      I use a gray card most of the time to set white balance but there are times when the disc is useful.
                      great the the casual photographer

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      White balance

                      By Big H

                      from Naples FL

                      Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                      Perfect size for all lens diameters

                      Share this review

                       
                      2.0

                      Easy to use, but doesn't do the job

                      By Martin

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Inaccurate

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                        Bought this looking for an easy, accurate way to set white balance. It can't get any easier than holding this disc in front of the lens.

                        Unfortunately, results are inconsistent. In one situation, I had absolutely perfect white balance. However, every other time I have used this disc in tungsten lighting, I ended up with colors that lean toward bluish green.

                        I'll give this disc a few more tries in other lighting conditions, hoping I find one in which it excels. Otherwise, I'm going back to the Vello white balance cards I have been using.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        4.0

                        Improved white balance

                        By Piper Don

                        from Kent, CT

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                          Its a great tool to help balance color in poor conditions. I have used it to make grey exposure and copy paste spec's in Lightroom and also changed custom balance in the camera. I did find that in addition to turning auto focus off, I had to be sure zoom lens was at maximum to blur the Disc prisms and get a smooth grey exposure. Worth the money and will use it when time allows at various assignments

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          White Balance Handheld Disc

                          By Biketrash

                          from Austin, Texas

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                            This thing works great. Very easy to use with my Canon 7d. I attached it to a neck lanyard so it's easy to carry around.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Not consistent

                            By Eddie

                            from Grants, NM

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • None

                            Cons

                            • Cheap Not Accurate

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                              I tried using this Vello Disc over and over but it always seemed to be to blue or green or yellow. I currently use a Expodisc which nails the WB on almost every shot but the Vello didn't nail it very often at all. The expodisc I currently use is to small for one of my larger lenses, I ordered the Vello because it was way cheaper than the Larger Expodisc, I will now just order the largest Expodisc I can get.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              It works and speeds up my work-flow

                              By Patrick C

                              from Switzerland

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Weird Lighting

                                Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                                It works and speeds up my work-flow, there's not much more to say.
                                The only downside is that it would block my macro flash, but I've got grey cards for that.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                A necessity for in field critical W/B

                                By Mercer

                                from Maui Hawaii

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Post Grading Necessity

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                                Prefect white balance on dslr's is a must for maximum post color grading flexibility. This is built for the single shooter without crew. It's form factor is for easy storage, accessibility, and quick use. Don't waste time with hard to use large cards that flap in the wind. I use this 95% in the field and the rest of the time I use Doug Jenson's Vortex Smart Cards for studio and preset up underwater shooting. The Vello is durable and there is nothing better on the market.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great tool

                                By Sailor

                                from Providence, RI

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                                    This is a great tool to help in getting your white balance. Easy to use although you need to take off your lens hood to use.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Best white balance tool

                                    By Shane

                                    from Aviano, Italy

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Great Picture Quality
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                                      This is the best white balance tool i have used. I used the WhiBal card and sometimes it wasn't accurate but this is always accurate and easy to use for in camera custom white balance.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Works like a Charm

                                      By All Balanced

                                      from Phoenix, AZ

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                                          Easy to use! I'm just kinda wishing I had gotten a white balance disc that was attached to a lens cap because I'm realizing that carrying this around is going to be a real pain.

                                          I mostly only use it for indoor shooting, because I find that the Canon auto white balance is terrible indoors.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          Share this review

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great, Multi size white balance disk.

                                          By Farid

                                          from Dallas, TX

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                                            I used Universal White Balance Handheld Disc in deferment light situation like in door mixed light or out door flash photography and taking photo from cutting cake with a few candles . It works great .Just put your lens in manual focus, point to the subject and take a picture via Universal White Balance Handheld Disc and use this photo as your custom white balance photo in your camera menu.You can use this guy to correct your camcorder white balance.
                                            Also you can use this whit balance disk with all size of lens.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            Share this review

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Love IT

                                            By Drexel Mitchell Photography

                                            from Atlanta GA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Great Picture Quality
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Bulky

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc:

                                              Did a compare of auto white balance and using this and the richness of tones is so much deeper with the disc, I will never use auto again.

                                              Canon 5D M III

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              Share this review

                                              Displaying reviews 1-20

                                              Back to top

                                              Previous | Next »

                                              Monitor Calibrators

                                              Show more >
                                              X-Rite -  ColorMunki Display
                                              • You Pay: $149.00
                                               

                                              Care & Cleaning

                                              Show more >
                                              Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
                                              • You Pay: $4.99
                                               

                                              Misc Accessories and Adapters

                                              Show more >
                                              Delta 1 -  Gray Card - 4 x 5"
                                              • You Pay: $2.49
                                               
                                              View all Accessories
                                              See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                              Close

                                              Close

                                              Close