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    The PME45 does flash metering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon D. View Post
    The PME45 does flash metering?
    No: but I do put it on the back of my large format cambo for a Ground Glass meter and also use it to meter through my Hasselblad mounted Imagon. I like it. Besides you can never have too many meters.
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    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    thx guys for the advices....ciao
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    I would never trust a camera meter unless I had to. A great light meter is the best investment you can make in photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    The metering electronics inside the prism are not linked to anything else.
    TTL-flash metering is achieved by hooking a sensor inside some Hasselblad camera bodies, through the appropriate adapter, up to the electronics inside suitable flash units.
    Small correction: The flash metering is OTF - Off-The-Film, with an internal sensor directed toward the film, rather than Through-The-Lens. Potentially more accurate (taking note of the differences in film surface reflectivity) and immune to stray light coming through the viewing system.

    The independent Haaselblad system is GREAT - I absolutely love it for "fill" work!!
    Carpe erratum!!

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    I would recommend having both, if that's financially feasible.

    I have a metered prism on my 503cx that lets me travel light and easy. With that setup it's just a matter of grabbing the camera and some film and heading out the door.

    But when weight and clutter-factor aren't an issue I'll also take my Sekonic 758D (which is what I use for flash metering as well).

    Having the options can really be an advantage at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sukach View Post
    Small correction: The flash metering is OTF - Off-The-Film, with an internal sensor directed toward the film, rather than Through-The-Lens. Potentially more accurate (taking note of the differences in film surface reflectivity) and immune to stray light coming through the viewing system.
    Correction?
    O.K. Here's your correction!

    "Rather than Through-The-Lens" makes, of course, no sense.
    Before the light can bounce off the film, it has to come through the lens.

    So if you want to be pedantic, call it TTL OTF.

    Because it is influenced by the differences in film reflectivity, it is potentially less (!) accurate than non-OTF metering.


    Tinyfailures,

    The meter prism is "a great meter".
    Your distrust of built-in meters may be no more but a reflection of your past choice of camera(s) with built-in meter. Bad luck!
    Last edited by Q.G.; 11-24-2008 at 12:30 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    My distrust of built-in light meters is for indoor situations where I know whatever the meter is telling me will be 1-3 stops underexposed. And I'm not talking about 1+s exposures where you get into reciprocity. I've never used a 503 series Hassy. (The ones we have at school are 500 C/Ms.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinyfailures View Post
    I would never trust a camera meter unless I had to. A great light meter is the best investment you can make in photo.
    All of my in-camera meters exactly match the spot meter readings of my Sekonic L-358 handheld meter.

    I trust my camera in-camera meters just as I would my handheld meter.

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    I dont "trust" any meter Brandon because they see the world as 18% gray, consequently any reading should be subject to some consideration and interpretation, IMHO the secret of getting the best out of any meter is learning to recognise the situations that will fool it. I have a Sekonic L-358 and the 1degree spot agrees with the spot meter in my Canon T90 but knowing the correct tone to point them at is a different matter.
    Ben

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