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Get the Correct Exposure while Photographing
All photographers worth their salt have blown an exposure or two while working in difficult lighting situations. The Gossen Digipro F Exposure Meter is an accurate and convenient tool to solve these exposure problems.
In the following video product review, you’ll see how their new exposure meter works, an un-boxing of the meter, real-life uses in the field, and the advantage of using an incident meter over an in-camera reflective meter for getting successful exposures in challenging light.
In my opinion, the Gossen Digipro F Exposure Meter is a superb piece of camera gear to add to your photography tool kit. It allows film speeds from ISO 3.2 to ISO 8000. The micro-processer controlled meter measures shutter speed readings from 1/8000 second to 60 minutes, and aperture readings from f/1 to f/90. It’s flash sync speeds range from 1 second to 1/1000 of a second. The Digipro F gives precise, accurate readings. Also, its contrast range function, multiple flash calculations, and programmable exposure corrections are all effective and easy to use.
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.
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Jimages Rating: ***** 5 out of 5 stars
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by Jim Autin, M.A. www. Jimages.com
Review and video: © 2012 Jim Austin. All Rights Reserved.