A&P OT learn me about 18% grey cards....v.01

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    What are they for?

    When should one use it?

    Are they necessary?
     
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    They reflect neutral density light into your light scoop for faster photography.
     
  3. robz

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    i know what the point of them is, but how the heck do you use them?

    you take a pic of it in the place you want and then what?
     
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    use it for white balancing son
     
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    well that vid pretty much was just saying that they are SUPPOSED to be used for white balancing...but somehow they're all inferior because ...well he wants to sell us his
     
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    Exactly. I dont care if its 18.663% gray. It gets me closer than I could by guessing and its good enough for batch processing.
     
  9. jared_IRL

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    I would not buy that card simply based on the fact that the douche felt the need to tell me how expensive the equipment he used to check his cards was.

    :ugh2:
     
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    BUT HERE AT WHI-BAL OUR CARDS ARE 18.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000003% GRAY AND MEASURED BY A $4325093846098436095 SCANNING TUNNELING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE MASS SPECTROMETER NUCLEAR FUSION MIRCO FLUX CAPACITOR! SHIT SON!
     
  11. Spurious

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  12. Jonny Chimpo

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Jesus christ, why do I even bother with OTAP? The guy is a clown so everything he said is WRONG.

    Go play with your D-Rebels and HDR, obviously you guys have it figured out.

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Maybe you idiots would prefer to listen to Kodak that the 18% cards are for exposure: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/products/tools/card.shtml

    Or maybe you'd consider Wikipedia to be more authoritative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_card :

    You do know that these have been around longer than digital photography and were created when "white balance" was irrelevant, right? :ugh: But of course you guys know everything. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    In reality it is staggering how little OTAP actually knows about photography.
     
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    Dayum. That's hardcore, b.
     
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    The guy is a douche, but everything he said is correct.

    Well, unless you post on OTAP and you have the special edition uber-eye with built in l33t white balance feature to use on your d-rebel in your community college photography 101 class, then you can use colored construction paper and get perfect balance.

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  15. jared_IRL

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    Chimpo... What the fuck are you talking about?

    I know what a grey card is, I know how it works, and i've completely relied on them when I was printing in a real color darkroom.

    Please don't try and assume for one fucking second what I do and do not know.

    I still would not buy that card, and I stand by my reasoning. thats the great thing about spending your own money, you get to decide where you spend it.

    But me not wanting his product has absolutely NO bearing on my knowledge of the subject.

    dick.
     
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    what program is he using?

    how do i apply a white balance like he does in lightroom?
     
  17. Spurious

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    Eye dropper in the white balance panel.
     
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    thanks
    now i just have to buy me a gray card now
     
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    If white balance is all you want it for just get a white terrycloth towel.

    Grey cards are really designed to be used in reflective metering situations.
     
  20. Spurious

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    Pro-gray cards get chicks moist.
     
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    Well there is that....
     
  22. wheresthejon

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    hey I've never even been to a community college photography class...but I'm still not going to shit my pants over 18 percent gray and 19%...photgraphy isn't an exact science and a great picture doesn't equal perfect WB....if you want to slander someone over that then I think you're in it for the wrong reasons or just way too uptight in general
     
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    Lol I took a screenshot of the video, cropped out the WhiBal and then printed it out. FREE WHIBAL for me.
     
  24. Spurious

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    Your plan is without flaw, genius, I dare say.
     
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    cannot watch. dude reminds me too much of Bill O'Reilly.

    But I did LOL @ the video that was over 8 minutes that were dedicated exclusively to showing accessories to attach the grey card.
     
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