I'm after some help and advice please.
I would like to take more control over white balance myself, rather than leaving Auto white balance set in the camera and then trying to tweak to taste in Light Room. After a brief look around there seem to be a few options. (This is mainly for landscapes and outdoor macro.)
1. An 18% grey card or similar. The big plus is that this seems to be the cheapest option. The minus is that you have to place the card somewhere in the scene and then zoom in until only the card is in the frame. Not always so easy in an landscape situation.
2. Similar to 1, but more expensive are targets that have grey, black and white and (I guess) allow you balance across a range?
3. Next step us is something like this X-Rite ColorChecker Passport http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-x-rite-colorchecker-passport/p1033495
. More expensive, complex, and possibly more control I suppose.
4. Rather than reflected light methods are the filter methods which seem to have the benefit that you adjust based on what is coming in to the camera which seems easier to set up. The ExpoDisc seems a good choice, if expensive. http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-expodisc-77mm/p1005591
I'm happy to shell out for options 3 or 4 if they are going to make an easier workflow. (I will be using Light Room 3 for PP.)
Any thoughts from the group?
Nex 5, Nex 6 (IR), A7M2, A99 and a bunch of lenses.