L558D Vs L558cine
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:30 PM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:37 PM
Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:54 PM
The thing to remember about these things is that they're basically an analogue light meter with a calculator. The Cine version simply has more options for making adjustments to your light reading, most of which can still be done on the regular version, or your arithmeitic-enabled brain.
It may not let you dial in things like shutter angle, but its not difficult to compensate by changing the ASA speed.
The only thing I miss about the Cine version is footcandle readings, which the photo version doesn't do. This isn't a function that on it's own is worth $300 mind you.
To me, the 558 represented a better value. I don't work on film shoots very often, and when I do, it's often I personally need a light meter. I almost never use it for video stuff, except perhaps the spot meter to check a greenscreen or something. I bought it mainly for my personal projects, and for the odd time I'd need it professionally.
In this capacity it has served me well.
That's me though. What sort of work are you going to be doing? Will you be shooting lots of film? Is it for professional use or just personal stuff?
Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:58 AM
$300 price difference sounds wrong ...
When I got my cine it was no where near that, the decision was easy.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:06 PM
I do own an L 558, but really, all that math should be in our heads like our fingers in our hands, I mean, should be instant math solving in our heads always. And yes, you can use a still photgraphy meter for film, no worries.
All the best
Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:53 PM