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myLightMeter 7 23.33%
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Old 10-02-2016   #1
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Your Favorite light meter app?

Which is your favorite Smartphone app for light meter?
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Old 10-02-2016   #2
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Recently found it, Checked it against my M6
Works Great.... Free... My Vote is 'Lux'

EDIT: found in Apple App store... 'Lux' Professional Light Meter for Film / Avicora
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Recently found it, Checked it against my M6
Works Great.... Free... My Vote is 'Lux'
simple and accurate
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Which 'lux'? There are many light meter apps with the name 'lux'.
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Are those IOS Apps? I know Apple is big in the U.S. but the worldwide Android market share is almost 90%. 'Pocket Light Meter' is the only one I could fiind in the PlayStore. The App I use is just called 'LightMeter', does its job ok, I guess but I seldom use it.
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Yes, sometimes confusing names on the Apple app store.

Is it this one?

http://2under.net/images/161002 lux lightmeter app.png
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Which 'lux'? There are many light meter apps with the name 'lux'.
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Incident reading with MyLightMeter
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Incident reading with MyLightMeter

As I shoot mostly medium format film portraits, I prefer the option of MyLightMeter to make incident light readings. It is the only iphone app I've found with the ability to do that. I'd be interested to know if others have found other apps which allow for incident readings.
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Yes, sometimes confusing names on the Apple app store.

Is it this one?

http://2under.net/images/161002 lux lightmeter app.png
Yes sir. I do use the Iphone 6s, but I did not limit my question to any one platform. All are welcome.
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I've been using the "Pro"version of myLightMeter for a while now. Using a Sekonic 308S as a guide to assist in adjusting the calibration scales settings until both match. Mostly I use it in combination with my Retina loaded with either T-Max 100 or 400. I may give Lux a try and see how they compare.
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Lux / avicora.com do not lead me anywhere on my android phone.
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I have used, and gave up on, PocketLightMeter. Just found it unreliable.

Thread here on apug where there are screen shots from two separate users (me being one of them) showing completely bogus results.
http://www.apug.org/forum/index.php?...er-app.139379/

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Lux / avicora.com do not lead me anywhere on my android phone.
kshapiro - is it this one
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...luxmeter&hl=en
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never tried a light app or indeed any other app , as l do not own a smart phone
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looks like a different app. But who knows it might be an excellent light meter reader.
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Akiva - OK thanks for your reply.
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I like the looks of myLightMeter but the free version advertisements are a bit annoying.
Lux lacks EV measurements.
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I like and use the fotometer pro on my Iphone 6s. Did not use any other light meter since discovering this one.
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Old 10-03-2016   #20
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"Pocket Light meter" and "Pinhole Assist" for pinhole shooting.
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myLightMeter pro on iOS

I have been using it for at least a year and I like it better than PLM or Lux. It consistently gives me good results. I find it to be dependable and have a fairly well designed UI.
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I had one down loaded from the Apple app-store but never used it really.
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Interersting article comparing some Apps, conclusion for the TLDNR brigade (too long did not read)

https://www.dial.de/en/blog/article/...g-illuminance/

The results prove that serious measurement of illuminance is only possible with professional hardware. This has a V(λ)-adjusted sensor which ensures that evaluation of the incident radiation is performed according to the brightness sensitivity curve of the human eye in daylight. In addition, a cos-true evaluation is important, that means that a weighting of the incident radiation is performed according to the angle of incidence on the sensor. Smartphones can do neither the one nor the other, since otherwise their original function would not be guaranteed.
It is not the app manufacturers' intention that a smartphone should replace a professional luxmeter. The fact that some apps work with so-called calibration functions sounds professional and smart but unfortunately it is often not possible to set the value accurately. Even if it is possible, the benefit is very small since the values outside the calibrated value are subject to extreme fluctuations. Even when using the same app in structurally identical smartphones different measuring results are achieved.
Therefore apps are unfortunately not really of any great assistance for measuring illuminance and not even any use to obtain a general idea of the illuminance value. On the contrary: They lead the user in the completely wrong direction.


I gave up on Lux, which I found simple, when it agreed with me 9/10 times so I stopped asking it and wasting time, if in doubt bracket.
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