A handy white-balance tool

You can’t always find a blank wall of the proper color when you need one, so a portable white-balance device would seem to be useful to any photographer who’s graduated to an SLR, and one that takes up no extra space in the bag would seem to be even more so. Behold the White Balance Lens Cap:

Put your camera in White Balance mode and snap a picture with the lens cap still on the camera. The camera does the rest of the work, adjusting the white balance to get true to life colors in your pictures. Especially helpful if your camera allows for white balance adjustment but does not take pictures in RAW format.

The handy lens cap replaces your old one, takes no additional space and does not get lost in your camera bag.

Available in several lens sizes from Photojojo; prices vary with size.


  1. fillyjonk »

    3 March 2009 · 11:38 am

    One of those things that seems so obvious when you see it, that you can’t quite believe no one has come up with it before. That’s pretty brilliant.

    (I used to do SLR photography, back in the day. Took a whole year’s art classes on it. Used a beat up old camera – a Minolta, I think? that the teacher issued people in the class. I kind of miss the control SLR gave over photography but I’m too damn cheap to buy myself a digital SLR as much as I might want one)

  2. unimpressed »

    5 March 2009 · 9:12 pm

    I don’t know enough about photography (film, digital or movie) to justify spending the what I think is an exhorbitant amount for an SLR camera. I can only barely take a half-assed picture with the auto-damn-near-everything digital I have. I have to edit virtually all the pictures I’ve taken to remove redeye.

    Until I read this post, I didn’t even know that there was such a thing or that there was even a need. It’s probably a very good thing that I’m not trying to make a living with a camera.

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