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#1 Jake Braver

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 04:02 AM

what is a good first ambient light meter for a film school student?

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#2 Morgan Peline

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:14 AM

You can either start of with an old analogue meter to get a 'sense of the light' like the older dps e.g.

a Sekonic Studio deluxe III L-398A
http://www.sekonic.c...ucts.asp?ID=109
Note: The Sekonic's not good in low light

or

Spectra Professional P-251 (Classic)
http://www.spectraci.../product_9.html

Most students tend to go with the

Sekonic Digital Master L758 Cine because it also has a spot meter built in.
http://www.sekonic.c...ucts.asp?ID=131

Many older DPs have suggest starting with an anologue meter because you start to think in footcandles (which is a constant as opposed to f-stops) and sometimes you start to be able to know how bright things are just by using your eyes (takes years though...) but most people just go straight for a digital meter.
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