Light Meters

The ikan MK350 Handheld Spectrometer, from UPRTek

The MK350 handheld spectrometer is a marvel of engineering. It slices, dices, and makes coffee. Okay, it doesn’t make coffee, but it is the first self-contained handheld spectrometer—awesomely impressive, as prior spectrometers were either bulky desk units with separate probes or required connection to a computer to give you readings.

New Sekonic Meter Bundled with Special ColorChecker Passport

Sekonic has announced the bundling of two of its innovative Litemaster Pro light meters with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, to simplify the process of getting the best exposures and most accurate colors from your camera.

Holiday 2012: Solutions for Photographing in Cold Weather

As wintertime approaches and temperatures begin to drop, certain precautions and preparations should be taken in order to improve your photographing experience during this most beautiful time of the year. Wintertime provides a unique opportunity to photograph your surroundings, either nearby or whilst traveling, in a manner unlike any other time of the year.

Hands-On Review: Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR

The Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR light meter is the first meter available that features a color touch screen interface for taking light readings, navigating menus and controlling personal profiling options. This meter allows you to record light readings for still, flash and cine applications, and even lets you control which metering methods readily appear to best suit your own image-gathering workflow.

New Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478D and L-478DR Light Meters

The Sekonic L-478 series is a highly unique and innovative light meter that offers the first ever color touch-screen interface to facilitate still and cine incident light as well as flash metering capabilities. This visual interface lends itself to a more intuitive workflow through the ability to adapt the meter to your own workflow and needs.

Imaginative new iPad Apps for Creative Professionals

The relevance of Apple’s new iPad (third generation) is bolstered by the ever-expanding catalog of apps available from the Apple App Store. Each new app has the potential to redefine how we use tablets in our lives, for everything from business to play.

Light Meters

Light meters work by measuring the ambient or reflected light levels within the area you plan on photographing. Using medium gray, or 18% gray as a reference point, the meter takes this information and converts it to a combination of shutter speeds and lens-aperture openings. 

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