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Great light meter app
« on: August 03, 2014, 11:08:31 AM »
I have just downloaded this app on my Samsug S3 and it seems to give very good readings https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dq.fotometro

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Re: Great light meter app
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 04:41:07 AM »
I've been using the "Pocket Light Meter" app with my iPhone for several years now with great results.  It's a free app but I'm not sure it's available for other operating systems.  They also have the same one you mentioned for the iPhone. 

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 09:25:22 AM »
I've been using the one Gary mentions above for some time now. I've tested it against several digital cameras with fairly advanced metering systems and it seems to agree with them consistently enough (maybe half a stop variance at most) to be very useful for those times when I choose to use a meter.
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Re: Great light meter app
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 03:18:34 AM »
Not a light meter, but I thought I would tuck this in here instead of starting a new thread. This lets you record exif on your phone and then later join it up with scanned image files. I have used it and it is pretty cool. The threshold energy is still there though. You have to pull it out of your pocket and enter the data for every exposure.

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Great light meter app
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 10:11:31 PM »
Not a light meter, but I thought I would tuck this in here instead of starting a new thread. This lets you record exif on your phone and then later join it up with scanned image files. I have used it and it is pretty cool. The threshold energy is still there though. You have to pull it out of your pocket and enter the data for every exposure.

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Is there anything like that for iPhone?
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Re: Great light meter app
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 03:43:31 PM »
Probably something similar here.

http://alternativeto.net/software/exif4film/
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Re: Great light meter app
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2014, 09:12:30 PM »
Thanks for the tip, it actually got me to two programs that are better than the one I made a few years ago. I'll have to test them out to see which is best.

http://exif35.pcfire.net/
http://analogexif.sourceforge.net/help/index.php
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2014, 11:06:38 PM »
I did get the Lightmeter app on my new phone and I must say it's pretty darn nice.
It's even got me thinking about getting the commercial version... now that's saying a lot from someone who usually likes free stuff!
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Re: Great light meter app
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2014, 07:45:21 AM »
Yes, that Lightmeter app for android actually works nicely for me too.
I have double checked several times its metering advice and actualy it does helpful.