Handheld light meter vs TTL - Perplexed

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Chuck, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Guest

    Using a Nikon N90s. Normally use spot meter for exposures. Want to
    supplement the camera light meter with a handheld one for reflective and
    incident light. Also want to use the handheld with a non-TTL viewfinder
    camera. Tried to check the handheld meter against that in the camera.
    At distances >= 50 ft, and for close-ups, using a gray card, the meters
    can
    be over 2 stops different. I am correcting for the Exposure Increase
    Factor due to magnification. The camera is providing well exposed pictures.
    Checked the light meter against another new one at the camera store. What
    am I doing wrong?

    Chuck
     
    Chuck, Nov 11, 2003
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