Vivicap – balans bijele kao 123

vivicap_tnTvrtka Kaiser Fototechnik nam je predstavila jedan izuzetno zanimljiv (barem meni op.a.) dio proizvodnog asortimana. Maleni dodatak u obliku poklopca/zaštite objektiva koji nam omogućava izuzetno jednostavno podešavanja balansa bijele. Vivicap filter balansa bijele koncentrira i filtrira svu neželjenu svijetlost u neutralnu sivu koja se distribuira prema objektivu. Taj je efekt je postignut specijalnom strukturom površine u obliku mikroprizama.


Upotreba Vivicapa je u suštini vrlo jednostavna: Vivicap se “ugradi” na prednju stranu objektiva (isto kao i zaštitni poklopac, lenscap), fotoaparat se usmjeri prema glavnom izvoru svjetlosti u ambijentu u kojem fotografiramo te očitamo vrijednost balansa bijele i spremimo je. Skidamo Vivicap i fotografiramo sa spremljenim postavkama balansa bijele.

Vivicap, koji kako sam i indirektno spomenuo, može služiti i kao zaštitni poklopac objektiva. Ima dvije vrlo pristupačne “ručke” koje omogućavaju jednostavno montiranje bez potrebe skidanja sjenila. Možemo ga nabaviti u sedam veličina i to do 52mm do 77mm, a cijena mu, sukladno veličini, ide od 24,90 eura pa do 29.90 eura.

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Kaiser Press Release

Vivicap: White Balance Made Easy

Kaiser Fototechnik has just introduced Vivicap, a small accessory that helps to make custom white balance quick and easy. It can also serve as a lens cover.

White balance with digital cameras is not without its problems. The automatic white balance of the camera often works only within a certain range of the colour temperature. And even the pre-sets available in the camera menu do not always give a satisfactory result. In complicated light conditions, and especially mixed light situations, it makes sense to do a manual white balance.

The Vivicap white balance filters concentrate and filter incident light resulting in a neutral grey area with uniform light distribution facing the lens. This effect is achieved by a special surface structure with microprisms.

The basic operation is quite easy: Vivicap is mounted to the camera’s lens and the focus mode is set to “Manual”. Depending on the camera’s user concept, choose either “Custom” or “Direct measurement”.Now direct the lens to the main light source – in mixed light situations to the subject – and store the value measured. Remove Vivicap from the lens and shoot using the stored value as a reference.

Attaching and detaching the white balance filter can be done very quickly because it locks into the filter thread. The filter, that can also serve as a lens cap, has two handle bars that make it easy to attach it even when a lens hood is mounted.

Vivicap is available in seven diameters according to the common filter threads from 52 to 77 mm.