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baLens White Balance Lens Cap

baLens White Balance Lens Cap (Image courtesy BRNO)
By Andrew Liszewski

There isn’t any one secret to taking a great photo, but there are many things you can do to improve the quality of your shots. For instance, taking into account the color temperature of the available lighting where you’re shooting will help you avoid photos that end up with an odd tint. This can be done by adjusting your camera’s white balance pre-sets, or by carrying and photographing a gray card for color correction reference or creating a custom white balance setting. Both techniques have their advantages and limitations, but these baLens White Balance lens caps from BRNO seem to be an even better solution.

They attach to your lens like a standard lens cap, but feature a translucent plastic dome allowing light to still reach your camera’s sensors. With the baLens mounted to your lens you can easily snap a reference exposure that can be used to create a custom white balance setting in your camera, instantly improving your photos. (In terms of color that is.) The baLens lens caps can also be used as a replacement for your standard lens caps, meaning you always have them readily available. You can get them from Adorama in 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72 and 77mm sizes for $54.95 each.

[ BRNO baLens White Balance Lens Cap ] VIA [ SlashGear ]








  • http://www.aquick.org/blog Adam Fields

    I had a similar thing – an ExpoDisc. I found that while it did produce accurate results, I rarely used it above my own judgement. Unless you need accurate faithful color reproduction (as opposed to aesthetic matching), this is probably a waste of money. It's slightly more useful as a lens cap than the standalone model of the ExpoDisc, which isn't sturdily attached enough for a mobile photographer, but remember that you'll have to get one for each of your lenses or the odds are that you won't have it when you need it. I prefer the simple solution – use your hand as a grey card. Calibrate with a grey card in the shot, then swap out your hand and calibrate against the difference. In the future, you can just use your hand and work backwards from there.

  • Robert Salomon

    You only need one. The one that fits your largest lens. For other lenses you can just hold it in front of the lens.

  • Robert Salomon

    You only need one. The one that fits your largest lens. For other lenses you can just hold it in front of the lens.

  • Cyang0887

    I agreed. You only need one. Keep it in your pocket and use it for all your lens. I even use it for my point and shoot cameras. You don't even have to buy the expensive ones. I brought one for $5.99 on ebay and its the best digital camera investment I ever made. Everyone should try it.

  • Cyang0887

    I agreed. You only need one. Keep it in your pocket and use it for all your lens. I even use it for my point and shoot cameras. You don't even have to buy the expensive ones. I brought one for $5.99 on ebay and its the best digital camera investment I ever made. Everyone should try it.

  • Cyang0887

    I agreed. You only need one. Keep it in your pocket and use it for all your lens. I even use it for my point and shoot cameras. You don't even have to buy the expensive ones. I brought one for $5.99 on ebay and its the best digital camera investment I ever made. Everyone should try it

  • Cyang0887

    I agreed. You only need one. Keep it in your pocket and use it for all your lens. I even use it for my point and shoot cameras. You don't even have to buy the expensive ones. I brought one for $5.99 on ebay and its the best digital camera investment I ever made. Everyone should try it.

  • Cyang0887

    I agreed. You only need one. Keep it in your pocket and use it for all your lens. I even use it for my point and shoot cameras. You don't even have to buy the expensive ones. I brought one for $5.99 on ebay and its the best digital camera investment I ever made. Everyone should try it.

  • Cyang0887

    I agreed. You only need one. Keep it in your pocket and use it for all your lens. I even use it for my point and shoot cameras. You don't even have to buy the expensive ones. I brought one for $5.99 on ebay and its the best digital camera investment I ever made. Everyone should try it