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Who uses a light meter?

 
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Jun 16, 2010 09:35 |  #16

mensur wrote in post #10352842 (external link)
I have one but I've gradually stopped using it since moving to digital. Anymore I prefer to just look at my lcd.

Do you just look at the screen, or do you use the histogram? Just looking at the screen is ripe for disaster as the screen brightness and ambient light have so many variables. If you cant meter, learn the histogram.




  
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Jun 16, 2010 09:39 |  #17

Sekonic L-358 user here. Love it.


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Jun 16, 2010 09:43 |  #18

k_wakasugi wrote in post #10372076 (external link)
Sekonic L-358 user here. Love it.

Same here


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Jun 16, 2010 22:36 |  #19

I use one sometimes at a wedding for shooting the formals. It makes it easier to make sure the lighting is even across the area where the groups will be standing. Sometimes it's hard to tell that in the LCD, and even if you can tell, I don't want to make a group of 6-10 people (or more, especially if there's young kids involved) wait while I adjust the flashes.

Other than that, I don't generally use one. When I start doing more studio work, I plan on using it more to do setups. BUT, if you watch the Zack Arias videos (if I remember correctly), he doesn't use one all that much even in the studio (but I might be remembering wrong).


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Jun 17, 2010 13:35 |  #20

Anybody got a good spot meter, no flash function? I've got a good studio flash meter, but I want a spot for documentary. Gotta be cheaper w/o flash...


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