Hand held timer advice needed

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  1. J Rollinger

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    Can anyone recommend a hand held or pocket timer? When i expose longer than 1 second I count one, one thousand and so on. Is there a exposure time like that made or do i just hit Target's cookware section and get an egg timer?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dpurdy

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    I use a Timex stop watch that hangs around my neck or fits in my pocket. Actually I am usually happy counting seconds up to a minute but after that I would rather let the stop watch do it. I also use it to time platinum prints.
     
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    I keep one strapped to my wrist.
    Works great!
     
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    my cheapo Nokia cellphone has a countdown timer and a stopwatch- easy enough to use
     
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    Normaly a mechanical stopwatch, but most of my watches have that function too.
    I like the big dails and hand of the mechanical one though.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I dont know why a stopwatch never came to mind but i have never been a fitness or sports person. I will hit the sporting goods section and pick one up. Thanks again for all the help!
     
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    Try a music store and ask about electronic metronomes. Mine has a stop watch function which is handy for when you don't mind taking your eyes off the scene you're photographing. It also has a metronome function where it gives a soft 'beep' every second, which is good when you're eyes have to remain on the subject.

    Murray
     
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    I either use my stop watch (I've nearly always been a distance runner), or the built in stop watch in my phone.