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#1 hiten joshi

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:38 AM

will some one help me with process should be done with new light meter ...i mean how do u calibrate and make ready to use...
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 08:31 AM

insert battery, point a light... if it's a new meter. If this is something you bought used, you should find a service shop to have it checked out. While you can calibrate your meter, and tweak it yourself, this is something I've never done. The meter itself comes calibrated for middle grey (ish.. some manufacturers have slight variations in what they consider middle grey but again, never found that to be a problem) and shouldn't need any user setup when purchased.
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#3 Brian Rose

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:18 AM

Simple:

I buy brand new from a reliable retailer in photographic supplies, ideally with a warranty or guarentee.

I try to save costs where I can, but a lightmeter is one thing I'll pay more for if necessary, because it is an insurance policy. And any savings by skimping on a lightmeter can be lost quite quickly in costly reshoots!

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