Accessory Review: WhiBal White Balance Reference|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, October 26, 2007 - 19:24 EDT)
An inexpensive tool to guarantee accurate color regardless of the light source.
White balance is one of those rarely discussed issues in digital imaging that deserves a full airing. Your camera is always guessing at it when you set its White Balance mode to Auto. And many sources of artificial light just don't neatly fall into the incandescent or fluorescent categories.
But there's a simple (and affordable solution) called the WhiBal. It's a plastic card that is certified to be neutral and light enough for a camera sensor to make sense of. Read our review to see how to guarantee your images will have accurate color.