As you were....
As you were....
I was going to say it is neat that you can actually make phone calls using your meter, but I won't;)
It doesn't replace an incident meter or a flash meter or a 1-deg. spot meter, but it's pretty handy, and if you always carry your iPhone, then it's the meter you've always got with you, which makes it a pretty good replacement for a pocket meter like, say, the Digisix. The Digisix takes incident or wide beam reflected readings like a center-weighted averaging meter and can give the ambient temperature, which is useful for peel-apart instant films. The "Light Meter" app is around a 10-deg spot meter and is slower to react than a normal light meter, which one can learn to work with, plus an iPhone can do a lot of other useful things like give sunrise/set, run The Photographer's Ephemeris, perform various useful photographic calculations, measure tilt and swing angles, serve as a compass and level, map, internet, timer and even a dedicated photo processing timer, records voice, typed, and handwritten notes, and even makes phone calls.
I'm still waiting for someone to write an app so that I can turn my Sekonic into a phone.
Not quite related, but I love the massive dev chart iphone / ipod touch app, times are accurate and the audio reminders have greatly improved my accuracy. i will definitly check out the light meter app, might prove useful for my yashicamat sans meter. Ive to date been carying around a olympus XA to use as a very rough meter.
Love the Massive Dev Chart too. But it's a starting point for me. I had to tweak the times for how I work. The audio ques are very helpful because I day dream while I process film.
Yes! the massive dev chart is awesome, but I too tweak all the numbers for my own developing methods.
I tried a few of these lightmeter apps before and they didnt work well on my iphone 4, so I just stick to my polaris which is pretty light and easy to carry around too. plus I can throw it around my neck and hope not to kick it with my legs lol.
So is this still the best light meter app for iPhone?