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    iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    I think when I eventually update my iPhone software the app I've used as a light meter is going to die. The phone has warned me it will. I wonder if anyone has any recommendations for a light meter app. Thanks!

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    iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    Wait... which app are you referring to?

    I use Pocket Light Meter, and I'd hate for it to become unusable. I have not updated my phone to the very latest version of iOS, so I'm running iOS 10.3.1. Pocket light meter works great, giving me the EV reading I need to determine exposure times with my dry plate camera.

    http://www.pocketlightmeter.com

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    Re: iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    I use Pocket Light Meter too, and haven't heard of it being discontinued. I sure hope it doesn't! It's free and fairly accurate. My only complaints with it is it keeps trying to take "notes" when I don't want it to, and it's useless for complex scenes due to the camera's fairly wide lens. In those situations, only a 1 degree spot meter will do. But for everything else, it's proven to be really handy, and since I always have my phone with me anyway, it's convenience is second to none!

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    Re: iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    +2 on the Pocket Light Meter - on my iPhone 7 Plus with current iOS.

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    Re: iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    The one I've been using is iLightmeter. It's worked well for me but I've gotten a couple warning messages it may quit if I update my iPhone. Since there are alternatives I guess I will update the phone and see what happens. Thank for the input

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    Re: iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    I use FotometerPro on the iPhone. Has always worked well for me, although I prefer a dedicated lightmeter. But it has helped me out in the past.

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    Re: iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    I've tried a couple of these but they're pretty useless in the desert - too bright to see the screen. Unless of course I made up a small dark cloth for my phone...

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    Re: iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    Darkcloth for phone! Love it!

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    Re: iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    Pocket Light Meter. iOS 10.3.2

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    Re: iPhone app for light meter recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Andrada View Post
    I've tried a couple of these but they're pretty useless in the desert - too bright to see the screen. Unless of course I made up a small dark cloth for my phone...
    And they suffer from flair unlike a decent dedicated light meter.
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