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Buckeye
06-01-16, 21:44
I have a set of the 18% grey card with instructions for using them for white balance and for exposure. There are 2 at 10x8 and 1 at 5x4, but I thought that if anyone would like one for their pen photography I could cut down the 10x8 to make 8 5x4 cards making 9 5x4 cards total if there are nine people who would like one. I don't want anything in return except for someone to either photocopy or scan the instruction for others to use. Any takers or do they get forgotten about for another 20 years.

Peter

GeordieB
06-01-16, 21:48
I would like 1 Peter I have no problem doing the photocopys and sending them on :thumbs:

Buckeye
06-01-16, 21:52
I would like 1 Peter I have no problem doing the photocopys and sending them on :thumbs:

Thanks for that, one is yours, give it till Friday and if nobody else want the rest then you may as well have a 10x8.

If you send me your address I will get it posted early next week.

Peter

Phil Dart
06-01-16, 22:55
I'm not sure that many people will know what a grey card is Peter.

For those that don't know, it is a card in a specific shade of grey, from which you take a meter reading on your camera. It makes the difference between a mediocre exposure and a good one. You'll be glad you've got one if you take up Peter's offer. It will change your pen photography for the better for ever.

chas_41_uk
06-01-16, 22:59
I'll have one if you don't mind Peter. Hopefully you still have my address
I can also photocopy or scan the instructions at work. :thumbs:

Jim
06-01-16, 23:38
Please forward me one on Peter .. Also the paypal address so i can forward the postage ... :thumbs:

Buckeye
07-01-16, 00:08
I'm not sure that many people will know what a grey card is Peter.

I just assumed everyone would know what it is:wink:


For those that don't know, it is a card in a specific shade of grey, from which you take a meter reading on your camera. It makes the difference between a mediocre exposure and a good one. You'll be glad you've got one if you take up Peter's offer. It will change your pen photography for the better for ever.

mmm maybe I should keep one and try it out :cameraman:


I'll have one if you don't mind Peter. Hopefully you still have my address
I can also photocopy or scan the instructions at work. :thumbs:

No problem Chas. It might be better to scan as then it could be sent by email.


Please forward me one on Peter ..

No problem.


Also the paypal address so i can forward the postage ... :thumbs:

Behave yourself:thumbs:

Peter

Penpal
07-01-16, 00:51
I'm not sure that many people will know what a grey card is Peter.

For those that don't know, it is a card in a specific shade of grey, from which you take a meter reading on your camera. It makes the difference between a mediocre exposure and a good one. You'll be glad you've got one if you take up Peter's offer. It will change your pen photography for the better for ever.

That particular shade is known as neutral grey because in black and white it gives just that it sees it as white.

Peter.

bigbob
07-01-16, 06:08
They are handy for setting the colour balance when dealing with artificial light by adjusting the colour values in the camera or by leaving the card in the photo so you can correct in photoshop especially if you are a raw shooter

wm460
07-01-16, 07:39
Very generous of you Peter.:bravo::bravo:

Treeesa
07-01-16, 08:10
Sounds like the sort of thing I need - I'm all for showing in the best possible light - no pun intended

Thanks for the information and generous offer Peter. Will pm address

Terry
07-01-16, 08:58
I have my camera set up using a grey card and it is certainly worth it !!!:thumbs:

Buckeye
07-01-16, 09:12
Sounds like the sort of thing I need - I'm all for showing in the best possible light - no pun intended

Thanks for the information and generous offer Peter. Will pm address

Okay, another one bites the dust, I make that 4 so far.


I have my camera set up using a grey card and it is certainly worth it !!!:thumbs:

I have to admit I don't use one for my pen photos and it is a long time since I used one. I used to use them mostly for lighting ratios and they are brilliant if you print colour and use a colour analyser with the enlarger, with the advent of digital I shut down my darkrooms. The white side of the card reflects 90% and can be used to set white balance. They can be a great little tool.

Peter

Vic Perrin
07-01-16, 09:33
Hi Peter, if there are any left I would like to try one. If you let me have your details I will send you the postage costs

:thumbs::thumbs:

Bammer
07-01-16, 10:04
Hi Peter, if there are any left I would like to try one. If you let me have your details I will send you the postage costs

:thumbs::thumbs:


Me too please Peter, sounds like something I need

Brad

Buckeye
07-01-16, 10:21
Hi Peter, if there are any left I would like to try one. If you let me have your details I will send you the postage costs

:thumbs::thumbs:

Okay that's 5


Me too please Peter, sounds like something I need

Brad

Okay, I make that 6. Can you PM me your full name and address.

donwatson
07-01-16, 10:48
Can I have one Peter and details of the postage costs please :thumbs:

Buckeye
07-01-16, 11:19
Can I have one Peter and details of the postage costs please :thumbs:

No problem Don. I make that 7 so only 2 left.

Peter

Buckeye
08-01-16, 11:31
I am closing the offer now to those who have already asked for one. I will send an extra one to GeordieB and to Chas as they both offered to photocopy or scan the instruction for the others.

I will get them all in the post next week.

Peter

Buckeye
15-01-16, 18:39
Chas has kindly scanned the Kodak Grey Card Instructions and Jim has put them in the tutorial section under Tips and Tricks.

http://www.penturners.co.uk/misc/tutorials.php

You might think this is a waste of time if you don't have your own Grey card and you would be correct, but you can make your own grey card if you really want.

I am sure there are more tutorials to make a grey card and even if you don't have photoshop I am sure your printer software would help in getting a neutral grey, maybe not as accurately as photoshop, but if it helps to get your exposure or white balance better, then it's a bonus. I would still prefer a Kodak Grey Card over a home made one, but they can be expensive.

http://www.diyphotography.net/diy-making-your-own-gray-cards/

Peter

If you try out the grey card, let us know if you think your images are better or not. Not everyone will get on with the grey card, I honestly don't think Jim or Vic will notice any significant difference in the quality of their images, they are already very good quality.

Peter