Get accurate color in difficult lighting with the JJC WB series White Balance Cap, the fast and easy digital white balance cap. Spend more time shooting and less time on workflow. The JJC WB Series White Balance Cap is great for use with digital cameras. Just place the White Balance Cap, point your camera at a subject area, and the incoming light is diffused to create an average white balance for a particular scene. The White Balance Cap easily slips on to the front of any appropriately sized lens, or a lens with a protective filter.
White Balance Calibration Steps
Using DSLR auto white balance control will not deliver the correct white balance under tricky lighting condition (or even a simple lighting condition).
A simple test below under Philips warm light tube (yellowish light at the corridor of my house). This is how the corridor ceiling looks like (yes, yellowish. I love warm colour as compared to bluish white at home.)
As a test subject, I use a Photo Clam ballhead packaging box, which has black, gold, blue and red on it. There is also a white sticker on the box with the word “Sample” written. To check if a white balance is correct or not, the first thing to look out for is that WHITE SHOULD BE WHITE.
Nikon D200 Auto White Balance:
(Yellow cast. Will be of some headache to correct it in photoshop later.)
Nikon D200 Pre-Set White Balance calibrated using Phottix White Balance Cap (77mm):
(Perfect white balance as if shot at daylight condition. White balance correction is not needed.)
How to Pre-Set in Camera?
The difference is obvious. WB Pre-set is easy, can be done within a few seconds. Below is the steps on WB pre-set on Nikon D200.