m43 with a Light Meter

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jackkurtz Veteran Member • Posts: 4,599
Re: m43 with a Light Meter

I thought the video was very good but I thought the part about the meter was a little confusing.

I always carry a light meter but I only use it when I'm working in the manual mode. I usually set the meter to the ISO I am working at unless I am working at Low ISO. Olympus' low ISO setting is supposed to be ISO64 and I think it is ISO64 because when I set my camera and handheld meter to ISO64 midtones are properly exposed and shadows are properly represented. But hightlights get blown out. When I set the camera to ISO to L (ISO64) I set my handheld meter to ISO80 to preserve highlight detail. There is so little noise at the low ISO settings that I am comfortable underexposing midtones a little to preserve highlight detail.

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