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I use an OM-2N for low-light and landscape photography, and a digital Fuji S602 for wildlife/general photos. The OM only has centre-weighted average metering, which sometimes makes getting correctly exposed slides a hit-and-miss affair.
I was considering purchasing a handheld lightmeter, preferably with spot metering functionality, but then remembered I have spot metering in the S602.
Is the digital camera going to be versatile enough to provide accurate settings for my OM? I use Velvia50 often at F11-F22, whereas the Fuji only goes down do ISO200 (or160) and only as narrow as F11, so some calculations will be required for each exposure.
Any advice appreciated.
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No advice, Tony, but have vaguely considered getting a DSLR for precisely this purpose. Also, as a way of previewing shots, it would mean I could save on the hassle of a polaroid back for my Mamiya...
Here's a series of articles by US-based pro Alain Briot who admits to using a DSLR as a sophisticated lightmeter (and, let's face it, a histogram is a nice feature to have) for his LF work. So if it's good enough for the pros....
I'll be able to comment on Monday...
I've just sent my first two rolls from my TLR off. Some I metered using my D70's spot, the rest with a 2nd hand Weston Master V for a reflected reading. I'll let you know which come out best...
You can take incident readings with your SLR by using a plastic aerosol cap over the lens - I used a 'Robin starch' cap glued to an empty 49mm filter ring. Simple but effective.
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