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    Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    I blame this on GAS... but it just seemed like a toy too cool to pass. Finally received my glass and took some snaps around the house. I will be attempting to write a light meter app for it so it can help me when I'm shooting film, unless someone writes one first!





    Both images taken via the "wink" command, where I just wink with my right eye, and the device automatically take a picture. I promise I'll try not be another one of those "glassholes"
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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    Light meter app sounds like a cool idea, especially if you can get it to display a real time histogram too.
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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    Just an update after a weekend of working on the app... I'm able to access the light sensor and convert the lux values into EV and calculate the shutter speed.


    However, I think the light sensor may not be ideal. To get the right result, I'll have to access the camera, take a preview shot, and then evaluate the actual image. But it kinda works now, based on ambient light.
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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    That's nice!

    Now I want glass
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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    glass is overrated. but still very cool.

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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    Here's another take... Instead of showing one aperture at a time, I wanted to show +/- 1 stop to be more flexible.


    edit: oops, looks like I got the shutter speeds in the wrong order :P
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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    Here's one from Salvation Mountain, after it was auto-uploaded to Google+ and auto "enhanced":

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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    Inside the Carlsbad Caverns (with Google+ auto enhance)
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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass



    Updated UI, and I've submitted my app to Google for public consumption. I've shot two rolls using the app as a light meter, I hope it'll turn out ok.
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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    good app for glass indeed! now you are making me want Glass too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosermage View Post


    Updated UI, and I've submitted my app to Google for public consumption. I've shot two rolls using the app as a light meter, I hope it'll turn out ok.
    Is there an app store link yet? This is awesome.

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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    The app is still under review by the Glass team. However, I have already posted the APK file on my site: Google Glass Light Meter App - LeicaLux

    Give it a try and let me know how you like it! I shot a couple rolls of 120 bw film using the suggested readings and they turned out ok.
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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    LOT of flare with the camera...I wonder about a small paste on ND filter to tone it down?

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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    hmm the thread has somewhat evolved from fun with google glass to turning google glass into a a light meter tool for your dedicated camera. Suspect adding ND filters could affect the lux metering and would give false results.

    I think the flaring you are seeing in the google glass images is not due to over exposure but rather an issue with the protective glass that is in front on the google glass camera lens.

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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    hmm the thread has somewhat evolved from fun with google glass to turning google glass into a a light meter tool for your dedicated camera. Suspect adding ND filters could affect the lux metering and would give false results.

    I think the flaring you are seeing in the google glass images is not due to over exposure but rather an issue with the protective glass that is in front on the google glass camera lens.
    And the ND filter could ameliorate the flare...it could also be accommodated in the algorithm for the metering.

    JMHO...

    and yes a dedicated Light meter will be so much more sensitive and appropriate...if you want to carry one....

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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass

    suspect it would be hard to accommodate a different algorithm just for an ND filter considering there are many different brands and graded of ND. Remember the purpose of the app is just for framing and not as a capturing device. It is to be used as a light meter for your separate camera.

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    Re: Fun with Google Glass #throughglass



    my light meter glassware has finally been approved and released for public consumption... if there are any other Glass Explorers that shoots film, feel free to try it out!

    https://glass.google.com/glassware/2392254220889177569
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