Now, on to the light meter...

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  1. Andie

    Andie TPF Noob!

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    Getting my list ready to take care of my lighting situation. I am going with the Alien Bees beginner bee package to start. Now, light meter. Does anyone have any experience or any feedback on this particular one? It's pretty inexpensive compared to the other ones, but I'm hoping this would be an okay one at least to start out with.

    http://porters.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=170094&Category_Code=F3K&Product_Count=1

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've never heard of Interfit...so I don't know anything about it. The brands I see most are Sekonic & Minolta...I think Weston is a good/pro brand as well.

    One thing I did notice...is that's it's a 'Flash only' meter.

    Most flash meters will also act as light meters as well. This would be handy for measuring the ambient light, so you can adjust your strobes accordingly...or just for when you are shooting without flash. I'd suggest looking for one that does both flash and ambient. Although that one may be OK for starters...but it would be a waste if you are just going to upgrade later.

    I got a used Vivitar meter on E-bay or $30 CDN.
     
  3. Andie

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    Good catch! Thank you, I didn't even notice that. My brain isn't functioning on full power today I don't think....
     

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