light meter question (still about the Olympus C-2100uz)

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Puzzled, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Puzzled

    Puzzled Guest

    Ok, just on the off chance that I can be any more confused about the
    Olympus c-2100uz, I have one more question. Should I invest in a light
    meter? I have been looking at several but the cost leaves me breathless
    .... thanks.
     
    Puzzled, Nov 29, 2004
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  2. As noted, this probably should go on rec.photo.digital.zlr.

    For most users, generally not (after all the camera has a reflective light
    meter already). If you were getting into studio lighting then a flash meter is
    definately recomended, and there are perhaps times when an incident meter is
    called for.
     
    Michael Meissner, Nov 29, 2004
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  3. Why would you want to do that if you can reply the image and check the
    exposure by the histogram?

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Nov 29, 2004
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    Bruce Murphy Guest

    So you can get a good feel for incident light on various parts of your
    subject? So you can set up and balance flash sensibly?

    B>
     
    Bruce Murphy, Nov 29, 2004
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  5. OK, I can see that. I would still have thought it preferable to judge by
    the effect on the final image, though.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Nov 29, 2004
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  6. Puzzled

    Bruce Murphy Guest

    Well, I suppose you can try and judge it from a sub-2-inch LCD which
    varies in contrast as you tilt it, but I don't like that much of a
    challenge.

    I also feel that being able to see what effect _quantified_ things
    haveon an image is far preferable to just fiddling about until it
    looks right. Particularly if you ever want to do it again.

    But I was out and about last night with a D70 and a sekonic meter, so
    it is entirely possible that I'm an a non-standard digital camera user.

    B>
     
    Bruce Murphy, Nov 29, 2004
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  7. The C-2100UZ was made before it was common to display histograms in the camera,
    so you need to upload the picture to a computer to display the histogram.
     
    Michael Meissner, Nov 29, 2004
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