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ImpactQuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Video (4)
  • Family photos (3)
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    • Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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5.0

Great accessory to make part of kit

By Jim

from Sydney, Australia

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

      If I had to choose again, I probably would have gone with smaller size, as I think most cameras these days have some type of spot color balance where you don't need to fill up majority of frame to gain a neutral sample. That said, this is a well made product. The surface material has a plastic coating so water shouldn't change grey tone. Must be careful though to always keep in provided bag, and off ground (dirt & grass) and always rinse thoroughly after exposure to salt water, as in my experience can change color tone of material.

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      5.0

      A must have on every shoot!

      By 1melahat

      from Laguna Niguel, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

        I use the grey card along with the camera's histogram to nail the exposure dead on every time! Skin tones have never looked so good since I started using a grey card. I'm only embarrassed I've gone all these years without one.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Makes WB easy

        By James G.

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

          This is a great size and does perform very well. I pack it in my backpack on all my sessions and it is very quick and easy to use to get perfect color!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Handy exposure tool for use with Sony PMWF5/55

          By fltvcrew

          from Miami, FL

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

            This is a handy exposure tool for use with Sony PMWF5/55. I use this for white balance and to set 90 IRE exposure.

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            5.0

            wish i bought this sooner

            By BKnize

            from DE

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

            This is great for getting both white balance and focus (with the target in the center of the grey). The tag/loop on the top is great for hanging on a stand, in lieu of a subject.

            Great non-reflective surface too!

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            5.0

            Great white balance and gray panel

            By Quickrod

            from San Antonio, Texas

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

              Simple to use and easy to store away.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Weatherproof and wonderful

              By Spunky

              from Utah

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

                This is the perfect size. I can fill the frame of any lens with this to nail exposure. It is also weather durable because the water doesn't soak the fabric to cause a color shift. Instead, it just floats on the top and can be wiped away easily. The rim is much more substantial than I thought. It's a very tough and thick spring frame.

                The white side is really close to neutral and gives the photos a very accurate look.

                Overall, I don't know why I waited so long to get this. I love how it packs up into the included zipper pouch.

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                5.0

                Can't go wrong

                By Andrew

                from Shawnee, OK

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

                  I recently spent time shooting some portraits in a friends studio and he turned me on to properly calibrating the cameras color balance using one of these, I had always just used auto WB before. Simply put, I was blown away by the accuracy of the colors and how much closer my exposures were. Just by taking 30 seconds to set the color balance with this handy little thing, you'll save yourself all kinds of time in post-processing. I really don't have a good excuse for not having one of these before now. Get one!

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                  5.0

                  Like magic!

                  By Ken

                  from Tulsa, OK

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

                    I let the auto iris on my camcorder look at this and then set the manual f stop accordingly and the exposure is perfect.

                    I do wish I could figure out how to fold the thing up.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Simple and effective

                    By Tucson Tim

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact QuikBalance Collapsible 22" Gray Panel:

                        Nice size grey card for setting white balance in a video shoot with a 60D. Good focus target. Easy to fold and store (easier than the 24" All-in-one) One star knock-down only because the 3-color panel gives a nice 3-spike histogram which seems to help set exposure at the same time as WB.

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