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ClearWhite white balance filters and ClearWhite neutral gray cards
The white balance system for optimum color in digital photography


Yucca, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada with auto white balance
Yucca, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada with ClearWhite filter white balance
Yucca, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada with daylight white balance
Auto White Balance
ClearWhite Filter
Daylight Balance
Comparison of three versions of Yucca, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada shot as jpg files. The camera's auto white balance resulted in colors that are too cold (toward cyan-blue), mainly because the quality of late afternoon light and the bright reddish rocks fooled the camera's interpretation of a proper white balance. Daylight white balance mode gave excessively warm colors, saturating the subtle shades of green in the Yucca with too much orange. Using the ClearWhite white balance filter to obtain a custom white balance gave a very clean rendition of colors - true greens in the yucca, correct blue sky and subtle browns in the hillside and rocks. See the testimonials page for user comments and more images. Click here to order. Fast Worldwide Shipping!

Featured in After Capture, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor Photography Canada,
Professional Photographer and PC Photo Magazines and at the Radeka Photography Death Valley Workshops

ClearWhite online workshops and review by famed German photographer Joerg Dullinger
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Simplify your digital workflow and get superb color balance

ClearWhite white balance filters and neutral gray cards - the ClearWhite white balance system.
The easy to use, versatile, low cost solution to achieving accurate, clean color from your digital camera.

  • Standard size works with all lenses up to 95mm diameter
  • Larger size works with all lenses including those over 95mm diameter
  • Easy to use - simply hold in front of your lens when making your white balance setting
  • Extremely accurate neutral color results
  • Handy - includes premium quality soft fabric bag with velcro closure and neck strap
  • Texture-free filter gives the ability to accurately dust-map/error-check your sensor
  • Texture-free filter allows precise Zone System calibrations with film or digital
  • Create LCC profiles for your lenses
  • Comprehensive manual included - fits in the filter bag
  • ClearWhite neutral gray card, durable and accurate, for additional professional uses
The Perfect White Balance Tool for
Landscape Photography, Interior Photography, Precision Studio Photography,
, Event Photography and creating LCC profiles for your lenses

ClearWhite white balance system

YouTube video. Jeff Steinwand demonstrating how easy it is to use the ClearWhite filter for custom white balance in Death Valley, CA.

Why use a white balance filter?

As Ansel Adams once said, "I am content to be precise". That's a philosophy that shouldn't be lost even in the digital age, where we can so easily turn to a multitude of methods for manipulating images and overlook the basic essentials of starting with a good concept and clean execution right from the start.

Traditional photographers who use color film are concerned about the quality of the color that the film is capable of reproducing. With film, we have a wide choice of materials: Fuji Velvia, Fuji Provia, Kodak Ektachrome, Fuji Astia, and more, each with it's own character of color rendition, saturation, contrast, etc. Basically we can choose a film that meets the color, sharpness and saturation that we like and that best matches the kinds of images we shoot.

In digital photography however, we use a built-in sensor instead of film. Although different kinds of sensors and processing algorythms will yield slightly different color results, we are pretty much locked into our equipment and we must yield to the results that our particular camera/sensor are manufactured to produce. More often than not, built-in camera settings - and even auto white balance - do not yield good consistant color results over a wide range of different light sources (daylight, twilight, sunset, tungsten, etc.). Whether you're shooting in RAW, jpg or tiff formats, this is where a good white balance filter comes into play. more...

Lynn Radeka using the ClearWhite filter with a Nikon D800 and
Progrey G-100X holder fitted with a graduated neutral density filter.


Auto setting
ClearWhite filter

Shade setting

Images courtesy of Jeff Steinwand. . White balance tests performed with a Nikon D70s digital camera using (L to R) the camera's auto white balance preset, the ClearWhite filter color balance, and the shade preset. In this example, the ClearWhite filter gives the most neutral and accurate color by far. The Auto and Shade settings were useless here as the colors are far from correct. Actual color of truck is beige-tan, closest to the ClearWhite rendering. Actual color of the dirt was very slightly warm gray. See user comments on the testimonials page. View gallery images at: Digital Color Photography Gallery | Death Valley Color Gallery | San Francisco Color Gallery

ClearWhite White Balance Filters

Extremely easy to use, the ClearWhite filter is simply held up in front of your lens and pointed at the predominant light source when setting your camera's custom white balance. You don't even have to remove your lens shade! A premium quality soft fabric bag with Velcro flap protects your ClearWhite filter and makes it even more convenient to use.

ClearWhite filters are hand-crafted in the USA from extremely durable, impact-resistant satin-surface acrylic and precision dyed for use in any lighting condition, even tricky indoor lighting. Two sizes are available - the 4"x4" (100mm x 100mm) size works with all lenses from 25mm to 95mm diameter, and the larger 5"x5" (126mm x 126mm) size covers all your lenses up to 120mm diameter! No need to purchase individual sizes for every lens you own.

Tests by major photography publications comparing the ClearWhite filter to other white balance filters (some costing from 2 to 3 times as much) show the ClearWhite white balance filter is the winner with more neutral colors (better, truer colors) in nearly all lighting conditions. more...

ClearWhite Neutral Gray Cards

These superior quality gray cards are hand-crafted in the USA using durable polystyrene material and guaranteed to be within narrow color tolerances (measured as Red, Green and Blue) to a known standard, the GretagMacbeth neutral gray patch. Every card is coated on one side with a neutral gray color-fast finish of 18% gray, similar to Kodak neutral gray cards. The opposite side is white allowing easier white balance calibration for dimly lit subjects such as night shots.

Photographers who prefer to use gray cards for certain types of photography such as portrait or product work will appreciate the accuracy and convenience of the ClearWhite neutral gray card, now in a very handy 4" x 6" size. These cards can be used to achieve precise custom white balance and exposures in-camera (on the scene) or in post-processing (on the computer). They can also be used as a print-matching color and Zone V middle-gray standard to assist the photographer in determining neutral color and gray values as well as subtle color casts in his or her prints. more...

The ClearWhite White Balance System

Every ClearWhite white balance system comes with complete instructions for use (including charts, white balance strategies, a simple Quick Guide and a user's-preference page), a ClearWhite filter with premium quality fabric bag and removable soft black neck strap, and a ClearWhite neutral gray card with quality verification label. Please visit the ordering page or any of our resellers for current pricing information. Worldwide shipping! Every ClearWhite system comes with a satisfaction guarantee.

Speed up your digital workflow! ClearWhite white balance filters and neutral gray cards - the ClearWhite white balance system.
The easy to use, versatile, low cost solution to achieving accurate, clean colors from your digital camera.


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