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Thread: Can i use my digital camera as a light meter for my SLR analog camera?

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    Can i use my digital camera as a light meter for my SLR analog camera?

    Hello,

    1-I mean the aperture and shutter values obtained with digital cameras
    are usable with analog ones or not?
    2-Does ISO (like iso 200) effect the same on analog and digital cameras?
    3-In analog cameras: does B/W film nedd the same exposure time as colored film?

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    Re: Can i use my digital camera as a light meter for my SLR analog camera?

    Yes, yes, and yes. :-)

    ISO is intended to be the "standard", although some digital cameras may be optimistic in their interpretation. Then again, some people exposure their film at different ISO's than marked.

    I always intend to do this, but I end up skipping it, or just using a light meter. The one thing a light meter can do that a digital camera can't (as easily) is meter strobes.

    Greg

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    Re: Can i use my digital camera as a light meter for my SLR analog camera?

    A good light meter is better than any in camera meter. You have more control over metering the subject and you can't use an in camera meter with the zone system.

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    Re: Can i use my digital camera as a light meter for my SLR analog camera?

    I actually use my Sekonic light meter to take incident readings for my digital camera
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