White Balance Salvation?

I often struggle with white balance. Too cool, too warm, a bit green . . .  The automatic settings on my Canon work sometimes, and other times not so much.  Auto White Balance (AWB) often gets it wrong. I have a gray card, but more often than not, it stayed in my backpack.  I’d read about the ExpoDisc 2.0 (link) a couple of times and decided to give it a try. Amazon has a money-back guarantee, so I figured I had nothing to lose.

I took it out for a brief spin yesterday and I am very happy with the results. It is super easy to use. You just hold it in front of your lens, snap a picture and use that image have the camera manually set the correct white balance. I thought this would be complicated, but it wasn’t. It takes all of fifteen seconds to do it.  It’s small enough to fit in any bag I’m carrying my camera in, and so it will go with me anywhere my camera does.  It will get a good test today, as I am going to be indoors under what I assume will be fluorescent lights.

Buddy in the backyard. It was cloudy yesterday (rain today!).


Buddy and tennis ball at his feet.

Jezebel in my office lit by window light.

Buddy by window light.

Needless to say, I won’t be returning the ExpoDisc. I love it.