Archive for March, 2008
I’ve been meaning to buy a decent lightmeter since going strobist. I want to remove the guesswork in finding the correct exposure in my portrait shots (programming the settings on the camera and flash to sync well is tricky, being new to this part of photography and knowing squat about it). Searching on the internet, the use of lightmeter among other strobists is a mix of yes and no answers – others recommend its use while others are not so supportive about it. It took me three weeks of thinking and evaluating before I finally decided getting one. My clincher? I see myself upgrading from strobist to having a full continuous light setup in the future, where having a lightmeter is essential (if I remember correctly). And even if I don’t, results (pictures) above suggests that going manual mode and using a lightmeter to provide you with settings to input in your camera will give you better results.
Sekonic’s new Version 2.0 Data Transfer Software is used to create and edit camera exposure profiles and then transfer them to the L-758DR for extremely accurate control of exposure. Along with the sensors’ dynamic range, it records the unique variations of your digital camera, such as the effects of shutter speed and aperture mechanisms as well as the characteristics of the lens in use. This new software is designed to be user-friendly and its adjustable graph function makes quick work of viewing and modifying profiles.
Available for Mac OS X and Windows.