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The Photographer's Toolkit
Product Review: Gossen Digipro F Exposure Meter
for Flash & Ambient Light with Swivel Head
by Jim Austin, M.A. www. Jimages.com
Categories: Business of Photography, Camera Equipment Review, Exposure Meter, Camera Gear
Incident Light Metering
To properly expose a scene, you need to measure the amount of light that exists in that scene. There are two ways to do this: an incident meter reading or a reflected meter reading. The Digipro F includes both types. The video shows the incident meter feature.
As you've seen, Gossen's Digipro F incident meter measures the light falling on the subject, even when back-lit or in scenes with a lot of contrast. It provides a clear display of shutter and aperture settings, even under dark, bright and high contrast conditions.
Reflective in-camera light meters can give misleading readings since they are based on middle gray and they average the exposure to 18% gray. Try photographing someone on a really bright day, or when light is bouncing up from water or sand, and your in-camera meter can give inaccurate exposures. In the video above, we saw how the Gossen Digipro F solved this problem and gave a perfect exposure in a bright, back-lit scene aboard a sailboat.
Be sure to add this item to your photography toolkit by placing it on your Holiday wish list. Price point is $328.00.
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