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#1 Elliot Beach

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:22 PM

I cannot remember how to change the Sekonic L -758cine light meter to read f/stops in 1/3 (thirds) instead of 1-9 points. Can anyone tell me please as I can't find it on Google either? Cheers E
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:36 PM

Why can't you just round off to a one-third increment yourself rather than have the meter do it?  Besides, what if the reading is a half-stop split, like an f/2.8-4.0 split?  Wouldn't you rather just set your lens to the split rather than one-third or two-thirds?


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:06 AM

Sorry asked a question then became so busy I forgot to check back on the answer!

 

Tbh it was something I just became used to with my old meter but after using it as normal, yes it does make sense. I got use to seeing the stop in thirds rather than reading the point after the stop. 


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#4 Jon O'Brien

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:43 PM

David, if I could jump in and ask you a question: if you could use just one light meter, for film work eg. 16mm and 35mm for general cinematography with traditional on-location shoots and interiors for a narrative film what one would it be? That's if you don't mind saying. Thank you.


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