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12-18-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Probably been asked before, sorry if it has been, is there any particular reason that Pentax seems to recommend using a white card instead of a gray card to set custom white balance?

12-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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I think a white card is for colour balance, grey card for exposure!
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I think either white or grey (as long as it is neutral color) card can be used for WB...
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QuoteOriginally posted by macman24351 Quote
Probably been asked before, sorry if it has been, is there any particular reason that Pentax seems to recommend using a white card instead of a gray card to set custom white balance?
Because it is adjusting white balance, not gray balance :-)

Actually, as aleonx3 pointed out, either will work.

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I use a grey card all the time. Never tried it with a white card.
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I prefer using a gray card for white balance because if you use a white card and you end up overexposing on it, you'll have a harder time adjusting the white balance.
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