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Photography Talk => MeasureBating => Topic started by: photomaster on July 25, 2007, 02:27:24 PM

Title: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: photomaster on July 25, 2007, 02:27:24 PM
Since 1983; sekonic L-398 studio meter  8)
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z305/c26world/sekonic.jpg)
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: photomaster on July 25, 2007, 07:18:26 PM
1998: Minolta Auto Meter IV-F  8)
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Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: photomaster on July 26, 2007, 10:44:37 PM
Mga sir, matanong ko lang, am I to old fashion that no one uses handheld exposure meters in this digital age? Baka its time to put these gadgets in my treasure chest. Just curious...   :-\
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: quixilver on July 26, 2007, 10:59:10 PM
arbor na lang po ng isa ;D
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: Bongerdude on July 26, 2007, 11:06:54 PM
Hehehe.

My dad is also an old school photographer but he doesn't use meters.  Bilib nga ko, nagcocontest kami kung ano dapat ang shutter speed and aperture sa particular lighting condition.  Then i set my camera to P.  Palagi sya tama.  Human meter si papa!
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: quixilver on July 26, 2007, 11:22:58 PM
Hehehe.

My dad is also an old school photographer but he doesn't use meters.  Bilib nga ko, nagcocontest kami kung ano dapat ang shutter speed and aperture sa particular lighting condition.  Then i set my camera to P.  Palagi sya tama.  Human meter si papa!

Photography really runs in your family pala. Kaya malupit kayo kumuha. May pinagmanahan ;D

To go back to the topic, I still see a number of photographers in the studios use lightmeters.
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: photomaster on July 27, 2007, 01:58:25 AM
@quixilver & bongerdude
   I agree with you guys that if you know the sunny f 16 rule you can predict exposure, but then the use of handheld incident light meters is another story. Readings made by these instruments are not influenced by subject brightness and reflectivity because they are designed to measure light falling on the subject rather than light reflected by the subject, thus making it more accurate. ;)
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: maguire on July 27, 2007, 02:47:23 AM
they say it is much better if you're not using a handheld meter. it is better daw to train yourself to human knowledge than depending on light meter.

for me, i think it depends on the situation. i havent tried a light meter yet :D
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: shuttercat on July 27, 2007, 06:30:38 AM
(http://www.pbase.com/jet2176/image/54771285/medium.jpg)
my old light meter
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: angelobryant on July 27, 2007, 07:39:35 AM
Mga sir, matanong ko lang, am I to old fashion that no one uses handheld exposure meters in this digital age? Baka its time to put these gadgets in my treasure chest. Just curious...   :-\

a light meter is a must for studio work.
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: jmamangun on July 27, 2007, 07:52:49 AM
Hehehe.

My dad is also an old school photographer but he doesn't use meters.  Bilib nga ko, nagcocontest kami kung ano dapat ang shutter speed and aperture sa particular lighting condition.  Then i set my camera to P.  Palagi sya tama.  Human meter si papa!

my dad's lika that too. that was how he was trained by his mentor romy vitug. ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: gpx4 on July 27, 2007, 08:29:02 AM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1279/910299684_91bb345856_o.jpg)

Advise ni Mr. K sa mga students niya to get a lightmeter to measure lighting ratios for studio or outdoor shoots with strobe. :)

However, this this one of the seldom used gear that i have.  Sabi naman ng isang Pro photog sa akin, hindi na uso lightmeter ngayon dahil sa on cam LCD or direct view sa computer dahil kita na effects ng ratios sa computer monitor or oncam LCD  BUt it's a good tool to measure before shooting and just adjust to taste as you go along ;) ;).

Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: Bluesman68 on July 27, 2007, 08:46:37 AM
I use a lightmeter whenever I shoot with studio set-up. Saves me time in trying to figure out the correct setting. ;)
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: ESM on July 27, 2007, 08:51:54 AM
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However, this this one of the seldom used gear that i have. 



raffy... padala mo dito.. sagot ko shipping :) 
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: gpx4 on July 27, 2007, 09:01:32 AM
@Elmer, ginagamit pa kahit seldom. ;)

Sabi ni Mr. K it is easier to borrow lights, lenses or other gears from friends than a lightmeter. I still wonder why. ???  ;D
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: photomaster on July 27, 2007, 09:09:08 AM
([url]http://www.pbase.com/jet2176/image/54771285/medium.jpg[/url])
my old light meter

very accurate specially in low light situations as low as EV -4  :)
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: photomaster on July 27, 2007, 09:17:16 AM
they say it is much better if you're not using a handheld meter. it is better daw to train yourself to human knowledge than depending on light meter.

for me, i think it depends on the situation. i havent tried a light meter yet :D

In my opinion, photography is both an art and an exact science
and a reliable light meter is the answer to the latter. ;)
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: photomaster on July 27, 2007, 09:23:15 AM
a light meter is a must for studio work.
Yes sir, But in my case I don't have a studio, I don't even consider myself a professional photographer - cause I,d rather be a simple visual artist yet i used a flash/light meter.  :)
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: PhotoGenie on July 27, 2007, 09:25:23 AM
Expodisc works for me  ;)
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: photomaster on July 27, 2007, 09:29:40 AM
Expodisc works for me  ;)
exactly; expodiscs work with the same principle as the lumispheres in the handheld meters with the advantage of TTL.  8)
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: PhotoGenie on July 27, 2007, 10:08:34 AM
Also, Expodiscs are cheaper  ;)
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: Magnum25 on July 27, 2007, 11:54:43 AM
Since 1983; sekonic L-398 studio meter  8)
([url]http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z305/c26world/sekonic.jpg[/url])


wow sir! parang ang hirap gamitin nito a! :D
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: shuttercat on July 27, 2007, 12:02:10 PM
wow sir! parang ang hirap gamitin nito a! :D

Actually these old analog lightmeters are very easy to use.
Title: Re: What's your handheld exposure meter?
Post by: photomaster on July 27, 2007, 01:27:59 PM
wow sir! parang ang hirap gamitin nito a! :D
Simple to use, wala pang battery, mahirap lang sa katulad kong malabo ang mata. I have to use reading glasses. ::)