Reflective metering from Sekonic L-398A
Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:39 PM
Incident metering is fine and great, but I'm having real trouble getting any sort of accurate reflective metering. It always gives me a readout that results in the image being underexposed by at least one stop.
Is there any trick to this that I am unaware of?
(Just to walk through this: I'm using the reflective "lumigrid," pointing it at the set from camera position. After taking the reading, I match it on the dial using the highslide arrow.)
In the past, I have been using my digital SLR's built-in meter to take reflective measurements for motion film. I had been hoping to get rid of that rather silly solution.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:42 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:58 PM
you're pointing it at the set? Or are you taking a reading off of a grey card on the set?
Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:08 AM
It's a reference only.
This comes from the manual I found online (dunno where my manual is at the moment)
from page 13:
Press stopper button
read meter scale footcandle
footcandles are units of incident light
only, this value becomes simply a
f. Transfer indicated value to dial
. However, since
g. At this time, shutter speed
Rotate the dial ring
scale and aperture
Note: Do not employ slides for reflected
* More accurate results can be obtained for
reflected light measurement by using a
standard reflectance slide (optional