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Old Sep 3, 2006, 11:47 AM   #1
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I've been invited along as a second(or third) for some wedding photography.I have the lenses and a good dSLR body also lots of experience shooting outdoormodeling as an amateur. But I've been thinking about taking it to the next level and accurately metering my exposures instead of relying on the camera only.

I'm wondering if there are any tutorials on how to properly use a light meter.
Something like one of the L series from sekonic I haven't narrowed down exactly which I'm ranging from a L-358 to L-558 L-398 and L-608

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Old Sep 11, 2006, 1:39 PM   #2
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I've been invited along as a second(or third) for some wedding photography.I have the lenses and a good dSLR body also lots of experience shooting outdoormodeling as an amateur. But I've been thinking about taking it to the next level and accurately metering my exposures instead of relying on the camera only.

I'm wondering if there are any tutorials on how to properly use a light meter.
Something like one of the L series from sekonic I haven't narrowed down exactly which I'm ranging from a L-358 to L-558 L-398 and L-608

Thanks
Those Sekonics you mention have some really advanced features, but they also come with very good instructions. I have a 558, and was off and running after spending a couple days with the manual and practicing.

The real advantage to these meters is that they have the ability to fire remote strobes through pocketwizards, and give ambient/flash ratios etc... If you're not into this type of stuff, then these Sekonics are definitely overkill. If you're just metering ambient light, then your camera's builtin meter does a fine job.

Hope this helps,

Chris M
www.imagineimagery.com
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