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#1 Alexander McCarron

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:51 PM

Hi,

I have a question about a newly purchased Sekonic Studio Deluxe III L-398A light meter:

I'm really confused by the lumigrid (the attachment for reflected light). I just pointed the meter at my light table with the lumigrid and got a reading of 160 footcandles. I put in the lumidisc (incident attachment) and got a reading of 450 footcandles from the same poisition (a little above the surface of the table).

So it would seem that I would need to stop down more to photograph an object illuminated by the light table rather than if I pointed the camera at the light table itself. What's going on here?

Thanks,
Alex
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#2 Alexander McCarron

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:11 PM

I'm also wondering how sensitive this thing is.

With the high slide out it doesn't seem to give much of a crap whether if something is just kinda dark or absolutely black.
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#3 Alexander McCarron

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:35 PM

I figured out the first question. I read that you need to do the reading for reflected light in the same way that you do a high slide reading and then immediately forgot about it.
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