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Archive 2004 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc

  
 
gfiksel
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


This NOT to start an ExpoDisc vs. Prangles war. It just to show that a good, white, BLEACHED coffee filter can be a great and dirt chip alternative.

The photo was taken under mixed fluorescent/incandescent light with a 50mm f/1.4 lens. Actually, I like the way the coffee filter balance rendered the colors, I think it's better than either gray or white card.

http://www.pbase.com/image/25013537.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/25014079.jpg



Jan 10, 2004 at 11:45 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Yeah, I can just see the looks you'll get putting a coffee filter over the front of your camera... Seriously, however, it really looks like it does the job.


Jan 10, 2004 at 11:52 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Hey, I might have to keep another filter in my bag. Great idea and the result looks good.


Jan 11, 2004 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Man that works really well here are two pics. AWB

Edited by THicks on Jan 10, 2004 at 11:48 PM GMT



Jan 11, 2004 at 12:36 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


With coffee filter.


Jan 11, 2004 at 12:41 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Holy cow, that's ingenious!


Jan 11, 2004 at 01:39 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


It even washes the dirt spots on the closet door!


Jan 11, 2004 at 01:44 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Because I'm enamored by this concept, BUMP!


Jan 11, 2004 at 01:45 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


THicks, I'm glad you liked it. I guess, the next step is to decide which brand of coffee filters is better - Hoya or Maxwell House. Or Hoya is not in it yet? I was using IGA, btw.


Jan 11, 2004 at 02:11 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Works great. You can buy a lot of coffee filters for the price of an expo disc.


Jan 11, 2004 at 02:19 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Be sure to use decaffeinated, or else you'll need a tripod.


Jan 11, 2004 at 02:39 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


christo wrote:
It even washes the dirt spots on the closet door!


Man I knew someone was going to see those, I'll have to get onto the maid, Ouch , sorry honey I'll clean it right now.



Jan 11, 2004 at 11:00 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


WOW!!!! What a great idea! Because it's cone shaped, it will fit all my lenses too... woohoo!


Jan 11, 2004 at 11:53 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Being new to this WB thing, what is the process you use? Point towards subjet/light source? Set custom WB prior to exposing, or change it in PS or other software? tks.


Jan 11, 2004 at 11:58 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Ed, it's very simple. Put a cone filter on your lens (or double cone if you feel adventurous) point it toward the subject and snap a picture. Doesn't matter if it's in AWB or CWB. Then go to Menu, Custom White Balance, and set the pic as your reference WB. Don't forget to switch to CWB (if you're not already in it) before taking photos. Hope it helps


Jan 11, 2004 at 12:05 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Do you think cutting the center out of a 77mm lens cap and fitting the filter paper to it would work as a poor man's expodisk?


Jan 11, 2004 at 12:17 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Well, that proves the point: Canon AWB = Automatic Waste Basket. It's a sad day when a coffee filter beats the AWB algorithms...

After this, there's no doubt a product niche: 'L' coffee filters...



Jan 11, 2004 at 01:43 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Harold, actually, I tried it too, it works. Put two layers if in doubt.


Jan 11, 2004 at 02:47 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


Christo, what next? Toilet paper might work too, now that i'm thinking about it


Jan 11, 2004 at 02:48 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Yet another alternative to ExpoDisc


christo™ wrote:
After this, there's no doubt a product niche: 'L' coffee filters...


How perfect, they're even white!

I think I'll get out my Magic Marker (tm) and put a red ring on mine.
Or maybe a green ring for "DO" (decaf. optics)



Very clever idea and the best part is how small, light and cheap the solution is.

Thanks for sharing this one!


Edited by smaug on Jan 24, 2004 at 06:58 AM GMT



Jan 11, 2004 at 09:08 PM
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