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Author Topic: Expodisc - anybody using it?  (Read 2777 times)

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« on: October 19, 2008, 17:54 »
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I'm curious - are any of you using the Expodisc in its various iterations?  If so, what are your experiences with it vs. the camera's on-board settings?

Thx, all!

Portia


« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 14:23 »
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Excuse my ignorance. What's Expodisc?

« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 16:30 »
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You can see desc. here:  http://www.expodisc.com/product-overview.php?cat_id=1&keywords=ExpoDisc

Never heard of it before this thread, but just like Portia, I'm curious...

With Camera Raw, you can adjust the white balance as you wish...  So what's the use of this gadget?

Claude



« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 17:22 »
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You can see desc. here:  http://www.expodisc.com/product-overview.php?cat_id=1&keywords=ExpoDisc

Never heard of it before this thread, but just like Portia, I'm curious...

With Camera Raw, you can adjust the white balance as you wish...  So what's the use of this gadget?

Claude

I'm with you on this one, Claude.  To me, it's one of those many accessories that are trying to make digital photography more difficult than it is.  When we were all using film, we all used different emulsions and different filters, exposures, etc,. to get the result we wanted.  I conducted tests with a Nikon D80 and a Pentax K10D both with and without the Expodisc.  I shot several different images in various environments, and found that the onboard camera white-balance settings are just fine without "reading" a manual custom exposure. You can already do a custom manual exposure anyway if you wish.   But that's just my opinion.  Anybody else out there have another view?


« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 17:54 »
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I agree with the above comment,I don't think I'd ever need one since I am shooting only raw to me it sounds like waste of money to get one.

« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 00:00 »
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Here's a review.  But they also say that a Melitta coffee filtre works pretty well.

http://www.ppmag.com/web-exclusives/2008/11/product-comparison-white-balan-1.html


« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 06:06 »
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I said I didn't find the filters  so useful  but they might come in handy while shooting videos with DSLR cameras it could  save time from post processing for sure but for photography I could still
do without one .
and the coffee filter  for adjusting WB is an amazing idea thanks for posting:)


 

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