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Old 05-18-2019   #27
Kostya Fedot
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Originally Posted by Chriscrawfordphoto View Post
I carry a Sekonic L-758DR meter and use it for every photograph. I have not used a built-in camera meter in 20 years. Especially for digital, which has so little exposure latitude compared to BW neg film, built-in meters are incapable of giving correct exposure for most subjects. Yes, you can take the camera reading and manually adjust it, but an incident meter is simply more accurate and faster than jumping through hoops like that.

Here's a tutorial I wrote explaining why an incident meter is better.
I guess you haven't took pictures of people moving between sun and shadow for a while.

Two devices are never faster than one. But for yours static objects representing the nice things from the past it doesn't matter.
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