The Spydercube, announced on March 2, sounds like a really useful device for food photographers – especially those often working in daylight or on location as I do. It’s used to set white balance and for measuring the density of highlights and shadows in a scene.
From their site:
“This is not just another gray card! Create your own custom white balance, obtain spectral neutrality data from multiple lightsources, and correct highlight and shadow details with SpyderCube. Establishing an accurate custom white balance ensures an accurate image from the start of each new photo session. Photographers can capture accurate color without a lot of after-the-fact manipulation. SpyderCube is the RAW calibration tool that belongs in every photographer’s bag!
The SpyderCube makes your camera more intelligent! It captures in a single shot a wide range of color and exposure data. You simply use the cube in one of a series of images, adjust accordingly, save as a preset, and apply to an entire series of imag
es to color correct in seconds.”
Sounds very useful and not too expensive at $59.00