tripl3distill3d wrote in post #13736602
Does anyone still use a flash meter? The last time I used one I was still in college and was shooting with a Mamiya 645. I'm now shooting with a 5D MkII and almost feel like there isn't a need for it...
I'm starting to shoot portraits and was wondering how everyone else handles their metering situations. I suppose I could just use my wits to make an assessment but I don't feel like compromising quality over a few bucks.
I've never used a hand-held meter, and have never felt the need to. I do use the in-camera meter, and then with flash photography I do quick adjustments of the flash power when getting started.
I'd suggest that you get experienced and comfortable with both approaches. If you still have an handheld meter, use it, sure, but I'd think it would be useful, in fact, very important, also to learn to work effectively without it. Otherwise, when you are out with just your camera without a meter, well, how can you function confidently? If you think that you will be "sacrificing quality" at such times, well, hmm...to me that's not a good mindset!