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Hi, I'm still saving up to purchase a light meter but was curious to know if I could use a monitor with false color as a substitute until then. I know the importance of a light meter but could a false color

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You're better off with a monitor that has a waveform feature rather than false color. Much easier to use. You can get really cheap used meters at BnH btw.

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You're better off with a monitor that has a waveform feature rather than false color. Much easier to use. You can get really cheap used meters at BnH btw.

Thanks! i'll look into that.

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A good light meter can outlast a career. It's an essential tool for the job, so my recommendation would be to save yourself the time, energy and money exploring alternatives. And instead just get your pennies together ASAP and make the investment. You only need a few hundred dollars.

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Someone actually recommended this. Any possible recommendations?

I have "mylightmeter". It's free but keeps bugging you to upgrade to "mylightermeterpro". But it works :) I use it mostly for still photography shooting with film.

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A good light meter can outlast a career. It's an essential tool for the job, so my recommendation would be to save yourself the time, energy and money exploring alternatives. And instead just get your pennies together ASAP and make the investment. You only need a few hundred dollars.

Agreed. I kinda made the amateur mistake of investing way too much on rigs and lens straight out the gate.

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I have "mylightmeter". It's free but keeps bugging you to upgrade to "mylightermeterpro". But it works :) I use it mostly for still photography shooting with film.

The reviews are pretty solid. I'll check it. Thanks!

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