gavin conlan photography BLOG | Light Meter or not to Light Meter? That is the question!! | I purchased the Sekonic L-308s

The question I've been asking myself for a few years now is "do I really need a light meter?" especially when the light meter inside my Nikon body is pretty damn awesome.  

Well after giving it great consideration and reading many different opinions on the internet I decided to purchase one and I've gone for the Sekonic L-308s Flashmate, to view it's features click here.  

Photograph of the Sekonic L-308s Flashmate Light Meter unboxed 

Photograph of the Sekonic L-308s Flashmate Light Meter unboxed 

The pocket-sized Sekonic L-308S Flashmate is the smallest and lightest digital light meter in the Sekonic line-up. It is designed to read ambient or flash exposures in either reflected or incident modes, and it displays accurate exposure readings in full, half, or third-stop increments to mirror the exposure settings of today's DSLR and film cameras.

The L-308S delivers accurate exposure readings in full-, half-, or third-stop increments to mirror the exposure displays of most popular cameras. When set to full-stop mode, exposures are displayed in tenth-stop increments with a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.1 EV.

The LCD screen is designed to emulate the look and feel of its bigger brother, the Sekonic L-358 flash meter. Exposure data and related information are displayed using large type and easy-to-read icons, perfectly legible in even low-level lighting conditions.

So now it's time for me to integrate the light meter into my workflow and I'm not ashamed to say that I'll be light metering everything and everywhere with or without my camera in tow.

Whats your thoughts on using a light meter?

Have a great Sunday, Gavin