Quote Originally Posted by pdeeh View Post
I think he can't spell "meter
Hi pdeeh,
you're wrong: Bob's Sekonic is a French model, see: http://www.sekonic.com/downloads/C-5...ual_French.pdf
Also called: "un instrument demesure de la lumière".
And a beautiful language it is, French! I'm still sorry I didn't learn it properly in High School.
If you don't know what French sounds like, watch the movie "Intouchables" (French version with English subtitles). You'll laugh your "chaussettes" off.
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Hi Bob,
I like your conclusion in the article: "Even with metering, pinhole photography is not an exact process, which makes it somewhat artistically unique, challenging but enjoyable. I believe there is something significant to be said for the immediate unknown … for patience … for critical thinking … for anticipation when waiting for paper or film to be processed."
I totally agree. Using digital aids isn't forbidden (not even for artists) but in the end, it still is only an end to a mean (or whatever the phrase is...). Pinhole is a way of live, not an technique.

My only problem with (most of) the light meters is being unable to set for ISO 1 and f/512, thus having to make do with tables, calculating, etc.
I now use a simple app (see also: http://www.apug.org/forums/groups/pi...otography.html) or even better: guestimation. If you use your pinhole camera often enough, you'll get the hang of it.
It worked well for me at my shoot on WPPD 2013.

But it is always nice to be able to measure with a proper light meter, especially when I use a camera like my Leica III (1936) or my Bronica SQ-B.
Every photographer should have a handheld light meter, just for the sake of it....
I myself use Gossen light meters. The Gossen Digisix is very small and can even be attached onto your camera.
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