Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc

Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc

Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc

B&H # VEWBDU MFR # WB-DU
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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
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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
UPC: 847628561267
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Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Vello WB-DU specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.22 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 6.6 x 0.5"

    Vello WB-DU reviews

    Universal White Balance Handheld Disc is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 65.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too much effort for the result I was looking for an easy way to get accurate white balance without having a reference in the image. THe disc works OK in simple lighting conditions but does not perform well with backlighting, for example. Also, it is a lot of work. Need to set up the camera at the subject position, shoot and image, tell camera to use that image for white balance and then after repositioning the camera, I can finally capture the image. Since I am primarily a nature photographer, I frequently cannot get to the subject position and do not have the time for all of the set up. I suspect this will be yet another gadget collecting dust in my camera bag.
    Date published: 2015-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised AWB disc works well. I have a tulip 77mm lens hood on my lens. I place it over that and set my white balance. The handle has an hole which is nice. I took a photo ID lanyard I had and attached it to the disc. Then I just hand it around my neck. As the light color changes (goes from sunny to cloudy or if I'm shooting indoors and moving room to room) I re-program my white balance. I've used it a few times already and, compared to auto or any of the presets for AWB, the colors come out great. My last shoot was a youth basketball game. I used a high ISO (3200). Colors came out really good (white jerseys looked white, not yellow or blue). This helps speed up my post-processing. The down size is I use a 18mm-300mm lens (a bit heavy. So at first it was tricky holding it in front of the lens. My method now is just to rest the lens on the forearm of the hand I use to hold the disc.
    Date published: 2014-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I compared it to 18% Grey Card and I got the same result. However, this disc is a lot easier to use than a grey card because with the card one has to fill the entire viewfinder with the grey card. That means you must get so close to the card that you cast your own shadow against the card, thus ruining your calibration. There is no chance of that with this Vello disc.
    Date published: 2015-03-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Easy to use, but doesn't do the job 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.
    Date published: 2013-12-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2013-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improves photo and video quality 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.
    Date published: 2014-05-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than AWB! I use it mostly outdoors. Great for portraits and close by objects.
    Date published: 2016-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Working excelente to balance the color
    Date published: 2015-11-26
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