A handy WB accessory... (imgs)

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A handy WB accessory... (imgs)
Jan 30, 2011

I recently ran across these white balance lens caps from an Ebay merchant. I know that this same design is marketed elsewhere under the name 'BaLens' for about $40-50 each. These were only $15 each, so I thought, "What the heck!"

They work great for setting a custom white balance very quickly -- and since they are lens caps, you don't have to carry something extra in your bag. You simply set focus to manual, press your WB button and take a photo with the cap on, pointed toward your subject -- then press OK to register the Custom WB.

Below are a couple sets of comparison images -- the first of each with Auto WB, and the second using the WB lens cap setting. Also is a shot of the lens cap on my 14-54mm. I ordered one 67mm cap for each of my 14-54mm lenses (one on my E-5 and one on my E-3), and also a 52mm cap for my 50mm macro.

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Greg
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E-5, Auto White Balance, ISO 800

E-5, White Balance Lens Cap, ISO 800

E-5, Auto White Balance, ISO 800

E-5, White Balance Lens Cap, ISO 800

E-5 with WB Lens Cap in place

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