Hi guys, i have a question regarding handheld lightmeter i just bought the Sekonic L-358 Flash Master, and i still learning how to use it. My question is, when i use the lightmeter to the object (my object was a Coke can), the correct exposed that i got from the lightmeter is 1/8 sec at f5.6 So i set my camera (F100) lightmeter to 1/8 at f5.6. (in manual mode and spot metering) However, when i see my camera lightmeter, it indicated that UNDEREXPOSE by 2 ????
I dont know which one is the correct one? should i follow the Sekonic metering? or follow my f100 light metering?
Please help me... give me some advise how to use the light meter properly i really appriciate it Thank You =Andre=
Please excuse if I am making dumb questions but ... Which way is your lightmeter's lumisphere pointing? How far is it from the subject? Does your camera lens has any filter(s) on? L-358 Sekonic Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile Previous photographic journey, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story
#2. "RE: Sekonic L-358 Flash Master" | In response to Reply # 1
Thu 14-Jun-01 12:31 AM
Hi JRP the lightmeter's lumisphere was pointing toward the camera the camera was about 3 feet from the coke can( try to shoot macro) i did not put any filter on my lens (sigma 105mm f/2.8)
NOTE: when i used the sekonic 358 to get the right exposed on my friend face, it shows f5.6 f 1/60, then i check my camera light meter. It also telling the same exposed (f5.6 1/60sec). In this case they both give me the same exposed... But not in the "coke case"
How close was the spot meter to the coke? If you are using print film, the latitude will save you. I would shoot paying attention to the F100 meter, but try at least one shot on each mode (spot, center-weighted and matrix), then one with the lightmeter readings, but get the meter as close as you can from the subject. It should read right. Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile Previous photographic journey, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story
I'm just getting into lightmeters myself, so this is just thinking out loud. It seems that with the lightmeter you were measuring the brightness of the light that was illuminating the can. With the camera's meter, seeing just the can through the telephoto's angle of view, you were measuring the brightness of the light that was bounced off the can. A face could conceivably reflect much more light towards the camera than a small shiny round can, unless you were at the precise angle to catch a direct reflection of the light source.---scott
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