I sometimes use my Canon SLR with a 50mm lens as my light meter. And with this, I can get the correct f-stop just by looking through the lens. This method is quicker in that regard, but a lot heavier and clumsier to work with when I am at the same time juggling my Bolex. Also, walking around with two cameras strapped over my shoulders screams "Hey! Look at me!!! I'm trying to make a film!!!" twice as loud. Also makes it look like I am taking people's photo twice. Kinda funny almost in that regard.
So if anyone has any advice on a good meter for solo on the run shooting, lightweight and small, with instant feedback in regard to what f-stop to use such as in my SLR metering approach, I'd appreciate some recommendations. I really like the physical simplicity of something like that digital Spiratone II I mentioned...but I want the process to be even simpler if possible.
Edited by Jeremy Rumas, 22 September 2007 - 12:58 AM.