DGK Color Tools Digital Gray Kard Premium White Balance Card Set with Premium Lanyard (Set of Three Cards)

DGK Color Tools Digital Gray Kard Premium White Balance Card Set with Premium Lanyard (Set of Three Cards)

DGK Color Tools Digital Gray Kard Premium White Balance Card Set with Premium Lanyard (Set of Three Cards)

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 3-1/4" Card Size
  • Accurate Color Balancing Tool
  • Easy-to-Use
  • Can Be Used in Pre- or Post-Production
  • Premium Lanyard with Detachable Clip
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DGK Color Tools DGK-2 overview

  • 1Description

The Digital Grey Kard Premium White Balance Card Set with Premium Lanyard (Set of Three Cards) from Digital Image Flow brings science to the art of digital color control. Digital Grey Kard is the user-friendly, economical, and indispensable color correction tool that belongs in every photographer's bag. Digital Grey Kard gives you perfect digital color every time.

By using this set of three cards - Black, White and Neutral Grey simply take a picture of the card in the same lighting your subject is (or was) in. Use auto white balance and P (Program) mode for the picture. You can either use the resulting picture as the basis for a custom white balance setting, or you can use the White Balance Card Set picture during post processing for a custom white balance.

The glossy surface of the White Balance Card Set will instantly reveal any reflections that may lead to incorrect white balance. If reflections are seen on the Card surface during a white balance operation, reposition the Card so that reflections are eliminated.

Note: The DGK-2 differs from the DGK-1 with the addition of the detachable clip, which allows the cards to be released from the lanyard.

Set of three cards for balancing light under all lighting conditions
Detachable breakaway safety clip allows card use away from the lanyard
Small, portable
Strong, black lanyard
UPC: 649241299745
In the Box
DGK Color Tools Digital Gray Kard Premium White Balance Card Set with Premium Lanyard (Set of Three Cards)
  • Three Card White Balance Card Set
  • Premium Lanyard with Detachable Clip
  • Warranted Against Manufacturer's Defects
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    DGK Color Tools DGK-2 specs

    Dimensions 3.3 x 2.2" (8.4 x 5.6cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 2.7 x 1.3"

    DGK Color Tools DGK-2 reviews

    Digital Gray Kard Premium White Balance Card Set with Premium Lanyard (Set of Three Cards) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 98.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Digital Grey Kards Are Great! I used the Grey Kards to correct color cast on some pages of a book I was photographing (using my DSLR as a scanner). There was a purple chapter tab on the page that was throwing the color off, making the pages appear a dirty dark gray, rather than white. I set the gray Grey Kard near the edge of the page, shot the photo, then used Color Cast correction in Photoshop to make the page appear white, then I cropped the Kard out of the image and had my desired composition. Color Cast Correction did not make the page white without the Grey Kard, the cast was too gray. The Kards are large enough to show the camera what gray is, and small enough to be portable and easily placed in any shot.
    Date published: 2008-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very convenient set of Grey Cards I am a Photographer & Videographer and I use this set of grey cards to adjust my White Balance, Mids and Blacks in Post using PS CS5 and FCP7. I find this set to be the most convenient set you can find because of its size and because it's on a very premium landyard that allows you to carry along with ease. If I'm out on a shoot I just throw the landyard around my neck and use it accordingly. It's all about preference for most people. Some people might prefer to have very large grey cards but I find this set to be just perfect for my liking. The size of this set of Grey cards is about the size of a Baseball card.
    Date published: 2011-06-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Compact size is a little too compact I purchased this product with the intention of using it to set white balance in the field. I really liked the lanyard idea and the fact that I could keep it around my neck while doing shoots. The cards are too small for this purpose and using them indoors for setting the white balance on my workstation defeats the whole purpose of them being so small and on a lanyard. I did however, like the quality of the cards themselves.
    Date published: 2008-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised. The product consists of a set of three cards made of what seems to be a durable material, possibly plastic, one grey, one white and one black. The cards are about the same size of a credit card, so you could easily keep them in your wallet and carry them everywhere, but they also come with a handy lanyard. There are two ways to use them. The first one is by using the custom white balance function in your camera. My camera, a Canon PowerShot G10, works by enabling that option, and then pointing it at something white to set the appropriate white balance. You just put the white card under the same light as the subject, set the white balance, and you're good to go, repeating when the lighting changes. If you don't use post-processing software such as Aperture or Lightroom, you should use this technique. The second way works by setting the white balance during post-processing. Before you take your photo, take a test shot of the grey card, making sure it's under the same light as your subject. Take more if the lighting condition changes. Then, in Aperture, you can set the white balance by clicking on something that's neutral grey with the white balance tool; click on the grey card in your test photo, and then use the same white balance setting on the rest of your photos. With either technique, this product will guarantee you'll get the correct white balance and get rid of color casts every time.
    Date published: 2010-02-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Convenient, but the alternative is... I thought about purchasing this grey card, but then I asked myself why am I paying $ for 3 little plastic cards? I went to ... and found paint sample cards for free. I grabbed a few grey, black, and white cards in 3x5 and 3x7 (much bigger than the cards selling on here) for free. You can go to any of your local hardware store that offers paint sample cards, and get them for free. They have all the colors in different shades. Grab all shades of gray and see what works out the best. If you lose or destroy the cards, go back and grab more. These cards are flimsy, just like index cards, so they do not last that long if you're in the field. But I won't complain because they're FREE!! (did I mention that already?)
    Date published: 2011-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice card, great for the money This card has three cards, white, black, and gray, so youcan use it for RAW or for JPEG (see more below). The user'sguide is helpful, but not super technical. The price isunbeatable for what you get. Shipping is fast. I used thiscard to shoot a friend's wedding and the results werefantastic! Basically this is a cheap and easy way to getperfect colors in your digital pix.Before I got this white balance card, I used my bestfriend's card, which was a lot more expensive. I didn't likeit cause it has only one card, and I had to go on-line tosee the user's guide. My colorshave been super accurate with the Digital Grey Kard - Idon't think it's worth spending more than twice as much toget the other card.I shoot RAW files mostly, and in Photoshop or PhotoshopLightroom I use 1-click white balance in the RAW converter.During a photo shoot I simply shoot an image of the graycard under the same lighting conditions as my subject. Thenin post-production (using Lightroom) I open the image of theDigital Grey Kard in the RAW converter. I use a 5 pixelwhite balance dropper to get a good sample of the color ofthe gray card. Then I select all of the images that wereshot under those same lighting conditions, and click the'sync' button, making sure I sync the white balance only.That's all I have to do to get perfect color. Fast,accurate, easy.When shooting JPEG, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom will stillallow me to do some white balance correction, essentiallyusing the same steps as outlined above. But with JPEG, theimage quality is degraded somewhat by the process, so RAW isa better way to go.There is another way to get great white balance for JPEGusing this card. The Digital Grey Kard is also perfect forsetting in-camera white balance, which actually is the bestway for JPEG photographers to get perfect colors withouthaving to use Photoshop or Lightroom.I use the white card and the black card sometimes to setlevels in Photoshop. To set the white and black point in thePhotoshop levels' control, I shoot an image of all threecards, and open the image in Photoshop. I go toimage->adjust_.levels an use the highlight dropper tool onthe white card and the shadow dropper tool on the blackcard, finally I use the midtone dropper tool on the graycard. This technique is great for setting up a JPEG formaximum dynamic range - which allows you to take advantageof the full capabilities of the output printer or displaydevice.Get this white balance card - it's great for the money. Expertise: Advanced Problems Encountered: No problems
    Date published: 2007-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grey Kard is on target every time Before I used this product I used white paper as recommendedby Canon for my 30D. I put lines on the paper for focus andset white balance as custom. The paper was difficult to useand keep with me. Since buying the gray digital card, I havefound it to be more accurate than white paper and easier touse. The digital gray card produces perfect custom whitebalance and works every time. It has a focus spot to get thecorrect image for setting up in-camera custom white balance.One time I used both the gray card and the white card (onthe lanyard) and found the gray card produced the correctwhite balance over the white card. Now I never take a shotwithout setting the custom white balance to the gray card. Ido this in-camera so I don't have to make adjustments inpost processing. The gray card also gives the correct lightreflection for digital camera exposure. Most books say thegray card should reflect at 18%, but that is not correct fordigital. See article on the internet by Thom Hogan who says digital camera makers set exposure meters to near12% gray reflectance, 18% is based on printing standards.This gray card is closer to 12% and is very accurate.I like the lanyard. When I'm outdoors I keep it on my neckso I can periodically reset the custom white balance as Ishoot. Inside under lights, I use it one time and I'm setfor the shoot. I highly recommend this card for seriousphotography, and it is inexpensive as photo equipment goes. Expertise: Advanced / non-pro
    Date published: 2007-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and Quick Way to Set Balances I used these cards on a video shoot at the end of each session and it worked super easy. The only complaint that I have was the lack of instructions on assemble of the cards. It sounds stupid, but there was a metal ring and a string, and I assumed you used the metal ring like a key ring, but this isn't the case, you put the string through all three cards, and then hook it together and attach it to the ring. Overall, this a great product for the money, and easy to pack into a bag, especially when you are traveling.
    Date published: 2010-01-28
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