Changing strobe color balance with gels
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:42 AM
I have just won a Sea & Sea YS-250 which is a nice strobe and I want to use it for a pool shoot. I have been using Subtronics, but they are so unreliable it's time to start phasing them out. So I want to get the 5100K light of the Sea & Sea adjusted to the 4300K or so of the Subtronics for my pool shoots.
Anyone have experience using gels on strobes to precisely adjust color balance, recommendations for gel brands etc also welcome
Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:14 AM
Here's a calculator from Lee:
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:30 AM
Only their old strobes are 4300K. Most strobes they have made in the last 10 years have been 4800K.
I'd test both in controlled conditions underwater and see the real K difference between them. Then you will know how much you need to warm them up - if you want them to match.
p.s. You can also have a look at this (it is currently unlinked on my website):