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Do I Need A Handheld Light Meter In Manual Mode?

Sekonic l-358

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#1 aworkofmarc


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:54 PM

So awhile back I bought the Sekonic l-358 w/ a Radio Trigger thingy. 


I never used it except to follow along with a couple tutorials. Fast forward to today I came across it and followed along again with a couple tutorials to relearn it all over....  while coming to the realization that because I never shoot in anything but manual mode, I really don't need this do I?


I mean this thing is made for if you shoot in AV or TV mode correct? 





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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:28 PM

I use mine only when using flash or studio lighting when trying to get my lights set the way I want for the scene. It's nearly useless for the type of landscapes I frequently shoot, but I definitely pull it out when I have a studio shot set up. [shrug]

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