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07-21-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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Light meter on Ebay

Hi Guys

I saw this very cheap light meter on ebay.
LX1330B Digital LCD 4-Range Light Level Meter 200,000 Lux Foot Candle Photo | eBay

Has anyone tested it or can suggest a standalone good, accurate light meter that also doesn't cost a month's wage? Cheers.

07-22-2012, 03:51 AM   #2
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That one doesn't appear to be a photography light meter from the description and I wouldn't recommend it as such. It describes the singular capability to measure one value, total brightness of light. It never mentions conversions or calculations of any kind. Maybe explains the low price. I have an old 1950s era light meter that still works and I have used to good result, I have a cheap app that turns my iPhone into a pretty capable light meter and I of course I have the one in my camera. Also just as in my youth I still have a paper chart in my bag that gives multiple light conditions with conversion charts but rarely ever use it. Your requirements would dictate what types and functions you need in a light meter and that would affect cost. I think 100 dollars and up seems to be the going price for newer photo meters made for calculating camera settings. I don't know if that is a months wages or not. I wish you the best of luck in your hunt, because if this is your hobby then this can be an aspect of what makes it enjoyable.
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Oh my I never thought I could have a light meter on the cheap on my mobile phone too. Thanks to you Schmidlapper that I got that idea. Just downloaded an accurate light meter for my Samsung Galaxy and it works like a charm
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Thanks for the tip! I just downloaded one for my Ipod. Not to see how it works against the camera.

Rodger

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