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#1 Grant MacAllister

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 03:43 AM

Wondering if it would be a good idea to purchase a spot meter of my own? Rent one per shoot? Or is it possible to get producers to buy the equipment for you (if the budget allows)?

Thanks for your feedback!
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:35 AM

Producers tend not to buy personal equipment for the DP, they'll rent equipment for a production. However, I know cases where it has happened, but they're the exceptions.

I'd tend to get an incident meter before I'd buy a spot meter, it's much more useful and quicker to use.
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#3 Nathan Blair

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:25 AM

Incident meters are definitely more useful in most situations. Spot meters can be kinda pricy. I've gotten by for years with an old-school Sekonic Studio III analog light meter.

If you know you're getting paid for a gig, invest in the meter with credit and pay it off when ready. In a round about way, the producer is buying it for you ;)
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