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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know how to use the Gossen Digipro 2 light meter.
    Can i ask you for some help please.

    Thank you.

    YWP

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    It would be helpful if you stated outright what help you need.

    Do you need help with:
    - ambient / flash exposure metering ?
    - incident / reflected readings ?
    - understanding the readings ?
    - turning the darned thing on?

    Oh, and can we assume you already have a working knowledge of exposure (ambient, flash or both)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin Francis View Post
    It would be helpful if you stated outright what help you need.

    Do you need help with:
    - ambient / flash exposure metering ?
    - incident / reflected readings ?
    - understanding the readings ?
    - turning the darned thing on?

    Oh, and can we assume you already have a working knowledge of exposure (ambient, flash or both)?
    Hm.......
    I know how to turn it on bro :-).
    I just don't seem to know how to collect the info on or if the info is correct.
    In short, don't know how to use the meter in the correct manner.
    Sound a bit crazy.
    My main purpose of using a light meter is to try achieve the right light to a large extend.
    I mean, PS can help but i am trying to minimise PS and use the light meter to its full potential thus helping me in getting better lighted images.
    Thus in short, whatever you mention bro.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Gossen DigiPro 2

    So does your camera not have any light metering capabilities?
    Or don't you trust the built in metering system? What's the reason for trusting it?
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    Default Re: Gossen DigiPro 2

    so you don't understand what is reflected-light and incident-light yet?

    if you have not, than you won't able to use the light meter properly.

    however if you do understand what is reflected-light and incident-light, you can use the light meter built in your camera, or an apps that download in your smart phone to take accurate meter reading.

    but nowadays photographers mainly use hand held light meter to measure strobe lights, using light meter measuring ambient light is just for wayang wayang only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    so you don't understand what is reflected-light and incident-light yet?

    if you have not, than you won't able to use the light meter properly.

    however if you do understand what is reflected-light and incident-light, you can use the light meter built in your camera, or an apps that download in your smart phone to take accurate meter reading.

    but nowadays photographers mainly use hand held light meter to measure strobe lights, using light meter measuring ambient light is just for wayang wayang only.

    Hi bro,

    I agree and not really agree.
    I have seen the likes of good photographers using a light meter.
    Hm....... like some of the seniors say, maybe my knowledge is poor.
    Then again, the main purpose of trying to use the light meter does have its plus.
    I have seen pretty fantastic output.
    Then again, what i cannot determine is how much post production was done.
    Do you not agree that almost all does it since it is the digital age.

    To be honest, i have seen a life demo of how the light meter with strobes.

    Again, will anyone be able to share your knowledge on light meter.
    Maybe a PM would be nice.
    If not, i think i will close this thread.

    Thanks for all your kind help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YWP View Post
    Hi bro,

    I agree and not really agree.
    I have seen the likes of good photographers using a light meter.
    Hm....... like some of the seniors say, maybe my knowledge is poor.
    Then again, the main purpose of trying to use the light meter does have its plus.
    I have seen pretty fantastic output.
    Then again, what i cannot determine is how much post production was done.
    Do you not agree that almost all does it since it is the digital age.

    To be honest, i have seen a life demo of how the light meter with strobes.

    Again, will anyone be able to share your knowledge on light meter.
    Maybe a PM would be nice.
    If not, i think i will close this thread.

    Thanks for all your kind help.
    I don't think you understand what am I saying.

    camera is just a tool, so is the hand held light meter,
    ones can read the camera manual and operate the camera, does not meant his is a good photographer, before ones can produce good photography, he need to understand the principle of photography, that is not written in any camera manual.

    this is the same as light meter, ones know how to operate light meter, it does not mean he understand what is good lighting, let alone how and where to spot good lighting or know how to manipulate it.


    I suggest you read this book, it can be found in our national library, but it is better to buy it and read it start from page one to the end.



    after you read this book, you should understand how the exposure works, understand the difference between quality and quantity of lighting, and how to use right lighting to create the moods, etc.








    if you just want to know how to operate the light meter.

    than this youtube video should help.








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    I see a couple of videos here and there where photographers swear by light meters, even when working without artificial light. I think they're still living in the past, and they think the meters in modern cameras are inaccurate. There is no advantage (IMO) in using a light meter when not using flash.

    Your camera meter is sufficient and accurate. Set it to aperture priority, set the aperture and ISO and let the camera decide the shutter speed. If it gets it wrong, modern image sensors have pretty decent dynamic range and you can correct in post anyway. Or, learn how to read the histogram and correct your exposure from there.

    As mentioned above, a light meter doesn't produce good photos. A light meter only gives you a reading. It cannot tell you how to frame your shot, when to shoot, etc. Those are much more important decisions that determine the result you get than a "correct" exposure setting. Doesn't mean that you wave a light meter around will magically transform the scene to give you a good photo

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    Dear all, thank you for your kind views.
    Special thanks to catchlights.
    I will have a go at your recommendation.
    Take care all and thank you all again.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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