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Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9")

You Pay: $12.50
Product Highlights
  • Incl. White, Black & Neutral Grey Cards
  • For Perfect Color Balance
  • Use With Any Digital Camera

The Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography is an excellent tool for achieving perfect color balance in your photos. You can use it under any lighting condition, both pre- and post-production. This set includes an 18% grey card, a white card and a black card, as well as a detachable lanyard that will keep it handy at all times and an easy-to-follow user's guide to aid in proper usage.

The cards within the medium set measure 5.1 x 3.9" / 130 x 99mm.

For perfect color balance
Use with any digital camera
Dimensions 5.1 x 3.9" / 130 x 99 mm
Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9")
  • 18% Grey Color Reference Card
  • Pure White Color Reference Card
  • True Black Color Reference Card
  • Detachable Lanyard
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloWhite Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9")
     
    4.8

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Compact (16)
    • Durable (16)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Great picture quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (10)
      • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Travel (7)
      • Weddings (7)
      • Wildlife photos (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Improve Your Skin Tones

      Recently purchased this set and find it has made my life easier. I mostly shoot people, primarily under natural light. The grey card is great for getting an exact exposure to avoid burnt...Read complete review

      Recently purchased this set and find it has made my life easier. I mostly shoot people, primarily under natural light. The grey card is great for getting an exact exposure to avoid burnt out highlights in a high contrast situation, and the white card for getting the correct white balance when the camera presets are not exactly right for your shooting situation. Comes with instructions for using all three cards at once in a single shot for people who shoot in raw and want to use Photoshop to mark white, black and mid-tones exactly in their image.

      The cards are very durable and small enough to fit in a small ziplock to keep them clean and to fit in your back pocket when you are finished using them. They are large enough that you can fill the frame on your camera with them to get a good reading. Just don't throw a shadow on them when you do it. The lanyard keeps them together and can be used for ready access to the cards. I use the lanyard to remember the cards are in my back pocket so they don't get thrown in the wash.

      Simple and easy way to get the shot correctly exposed with the correct white balance. You can do all that in Photoshop but why not get it right to start with. It could save you a lot of work.

      VS

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      Vello WBCards

      I bought this product for my photography class and also to use in the field (never knew I needed it till the class). The photo dept at school has a kodak 8.5x11 gray...Read complete review

      I bought this product for my photography class and also to use in the field (never knew I needed it till the class). The photo dept at school has a kodak 8.5x11 gray card that we could rent out but I wanted a smaller one that I can carry around in my camera bag. The size of this is great and it works but I have a few issues with this product.

      The item is supposed to be 18% gray (18% gray is different than digital gray) When I compare it to the 18% Kodak card from school, the color is a little lighter than 18%. However it is darker than a digital gray card. For all intents and purposes, this will still work for most photographers during color correction and post production as well as metering using this card because it will bring it close to the right exposure but it really isnt 18%.

      I would have also preferred if the finish was matted. The gloss throws in some reflections of light which I have to be careful with when I am metering or setting up my shots.

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      5.0

      Excellent Vello White-Balance Card Set

      By Walter Reil

      from Atascadero, California

      Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

      I am very pleased with this card set. Good quality and nice size for camera bags.

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      5.0

      Works as advertised

      By EGPhoto

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Architecture
        • Portraits

        Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

        I use this the Vello white balance card in pretty much all of my architectural interiors shots, as well as for portraiture work.After all my lights are properly positioned and adjusted, I shoot a frame with the three cards fanned out so that I can later use them to accurately set the white balance of the scene during post processing (Either in Lightroom or Photoshop). I repeat this process every time I change my lighting, just to keep updated references.The white balance readings provided by this card are accurate with respect to real colors. Can't go wrong with this basic piece of equipment.

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        • No

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        5.0

        "Perfect in every way"

        By KJI

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

          These cards are just what the doctor ordered. They are small enough to fit in your pocket yet large enough for easy use. They are constructed with a very rigged material that should last forever. Glad I ordered them.

          Ken

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Good Starter

          By Wetz

          from Cali

          Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

          Set is convenient and easy to use

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          5.0

          A nice set

          By Mendocino Steve

          from Mendocino

          Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

          Bought as a replacement for an ancient Kodak gray card that was getting stained and dog-eared. This is a good quality set, easy to carry and use. Using cards like these to set a custom white balance can save hours in post-production, which saves the cost with one big shoot.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Practico y Comodo

          By Santiago Herrera Muñetón

          from Medellin, Colombia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Audio

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

          Un excelente producto, practico y comodo, su tamaño permite llevarlo a todas partes.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great WB cards for indoor sports

          By Bambam

          from Plainfield, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

              These cards were a pick up from a friends recommendation, and man was it worth it. I was never one to really venture outside of my cameras AWB, but these cards really helped break my fear of doing custom WB. I shoot RAW and use light room, But nothing is a gratifying as getting the WB and the shot perfect with out having to spend to much time on the computer. These cards will make breaking into custom WB super easy with out breaking the bank.

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              • Yes

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ideal white balance card set

              By Sheilamacd

              from Los Angeles California

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                I needed a set of white balance cards to use for reference shots for editing my images in camera raw. These had to be big enough to be useful and small enough to fit in my camera bag comfortably. The Vello cards were the perfect size for my needs and do just the right job. As a note the service from B&H was fast and accurate as always.[@]

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's what it claims to be

                By Ramona Steve

                from Ramona, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                    Not much use for me for the black or white cards but the 18% grey scale is what it claims to be. Nice size for my bag.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Exposure

                    By David

                    from San Diego

                    Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                    This card (very inexpensive) is very helpful in determining correct exposure in difficult lighting conditions where the camera meter can be fooled.

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                    5.0

                    Grey card exposure aid

                    By David

                    from San Diego

                    Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                    B&H had what I needed. The B&H sales associates are great...very knowledgeable and helpful.

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                    5.0

                    Good value

                    By Arcada

                    from Central Il

                    Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                    Purchased during last sale. Very good quality

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Essential Item for good video

                    By Tom

                    from Ellendale, North Dakota

                    About Me Semi-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 White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                      Never use auto white balance! While you can use almost anything white, having these three cards, white, gray and black at hand any time any where assures a true balance and a much better picture.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Does what it should

                      By Brad

                      from Michigan

                      Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                      Good size, feels like solid material. Does what it should. Cheap.

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                      5.0

                      Happy with Purchase

                      By RTaylor

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wb Prior To Video Shoots

                        Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                        These cards do the job, and I like the medium size. Seem well made and certainly better than the rip-out grey card from the back of a book! These should last a long time.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Vello WBCards

                        By Dave Q

                        from San Francisco, CA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not As Advertised
                        • Poor Image Quality

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                        I bought this product for my photography class and also to use in the field (never knew I needed it till the class). The photo dept at school has a kodak 8.5x11 gray card that we could rent out but I wanted a smaller one that I can carry around in my camera bag. The size of this is great and it works but I have a few issues with this product.

                        The item is supposed to be 18% gray (18% gray is different than digital gray) When I compare it to the 18% Kodak card from school, the color is a little lighter than 18%. However it is darker than a digital gray card. For all intents and purposes, this will still work for most photographers during color correction and post production as well as metering using this card because it will bring it close to the right exposure but it really isnt 18%.

                        I would have also preferred if the finish was matted. The gloss throws in some reflections of light which I have to be careful with when I am metering or setting up my shots.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Vello White card set

                        By J

                        from Massachusetts

                        Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                        Works as described.

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                        5.0

                        Gray Card

                        By Damian

                        from Georgia

                        Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                        Excellent product. Makes shooting pictures much easier

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                        4.0

                        Helpful and compact

                        By Elena

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                          I use these, mostly the grey card, to set white balance in artificial light situations. It makes it much easier to click on the grey card in post processing and set the WB if it's off.

                          Really great: compact, easy to take anywhere.

                          Idea to improve the product: put cross-hairs in the center, the card can be used for focus that way too.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Value

                          By Clay Swatzell

                          from Independence, MO

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Medium, 5.1 x 3.9"):

                            The cards are well constructed and just the right size to be available no matter where you are shooting. The lanyard makes it easy to keep the cards readily accessible.

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                            • No

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