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    Lightbulb Using gear case to set white balance idea?

    What would be the best route to choose if I wanted to spray paint a white square on my gear case to set my white balance white with? gloss/semi-gloss/flat/etc

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    i would have thought flat.

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    I just keep a clipboard with a few sheets of A4 on with me... why faff about painting something that's gonna get mucky after 5 mins?

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    why faff about painting something that's gonna get mucky after 5 mins?
    Providing it's a hardshell case, what if he were to paint the underside of the lid? It's bound to stay clean a lot longer. He could also tape a white piece of paper to it and just swap it out after it got dirty. It still ought to last a few weeks inside the case lid I would think as long as he was careful not to touch it.

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    Just seems a completely pointless discussion when there's a thing called white paper. That what I should have said first off really.

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    A piece of paper dosen't hold itself at the right angle in the wind when your subject is a tree. I think a piece of paper iside the case might be a good idea if it did not get wrinkled (does it make a difference?) I'll upload a picture of my chitty case.
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    Grief wadda lot of faf!
    Oops sorry folks,
    I though WB was done using that WB button, or a diffuser-disc in lieu of a lenscap.

    (Indeed I recall having a JVC lenscap that had such a diffuser.)
    The idea of painting kit is rather strange, it's bound to become grubby - although that doesn't alter the balance (only if the marks are coloured)....

    WB for the scene needs to replicate the light that's falling on the scene, if one is getting picky.
    Ah well, back to that darkened room...

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