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#1 Nick Norton

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 02:20 PM

I'm looking to get a high quality light meter for my super 8 projects.

Unfortunatly, i know nothing about light meters.

Could anyone suggest a good light meter that can handle anything i'd run into?

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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 12:54 PM

I'm looking to get a high quality light meter for my super 8 projects.

Unfortunatly, i know nothing about light meters.

Could anyone suggest a good light meter that can handle anything i'd run into?

-Nicholas


I don't think it works that way. You either get a spot meter or an incident meter. Someone may make a meter that does both but then you have to take the bubble on and off and that seems tedious to me if I have no help.

Do a google search on ebay for light meters, then read the descriptions offered by the sellers, that may be the best way to get a feel on which one you like.
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#3 e gustavo petersen

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:36 PM

If you're looking for a "high quality" light meter, you have several options. I use a Sekonic 758cine.

You really should do some research first about what a light meter can and can't do for you since, as you said, you " know nothing about light meters". There are countless motion picture and still photography sites on the Internet that explain how to use a light meter. You can also visit the light meter manufacturer's website - many offer a wealth of information. Like everything about cinematography, it's about doing your homework.
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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 04:09 PM

Also, it's good idea to test how much light you're losing through your camera's reflex viewfinder by shooting some exposure tests. Using my incident meter I once shot some B & W Super 8 on a camera I'd never used before and it was a lot darker than I was expecting.
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