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    Digiphone cams and exposure

    Would there be an app that would allow me to use my phones camera as a light meter? is this even possibe? i would like to put it to good use besides making holga type photos.
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    cell phone light meter???

    I already have a good light meter and never have my cell turned on when photographing.
    I doubt many cell/camera manufactors would be interested in the software required to set up your phone to double as a light meter. If you could get the mass digital crowd interested, then there would be a larger market.

    But then digicams don't need a hand held meter...

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    If you want a really compact light meter, take a look at the Gossen Digiflash or Digisix.
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    No, definitely not, I have no interest in in a cell phone that takes pictures, plays mp3s, has 30 ring tones, internet access, and tells you the time in Capetown. It wasn't easy but I managed to buy a cell phone that just makes calls and sends text messages.
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    But wait. You could send the thing to the local lab. Have them courier the print back. It would be like a real slow polaroid.

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    That's the exact same idea I had when I got my first meterless camera. I don't see it happening any time soon, unfortunately.

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    why don't you just learn about sunny 16 or get a black cat exposure meter ?
    its better to rely on yourself / learn to read the light ...
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    Nope!! But I have used my phone built in timer to time for long exposures...
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    Quote Originally Posted by morkolv
    Nope!! But I have used my phone built in timer to time for long exposures...
    This is true. When I attended an albumen printing workshop and we all had multiple prints in the UV exposure unit and prints in various stages of toning and fixing, all timers, watches, cellphones, and iPods were pressed into service.
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    The Digisix has a stopwatch, alarm clock, and even a max/min thermometer built in. Maybe they can add a cell phone in the next model
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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