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    The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

    I am interesting in a spot light meter capable of metering in the night, under moonlight. Any suggestions?

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    Re: The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

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    Re: The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

    Gossen Luna Pro/SBC

    I have used it for such. But actually, a few test shots and you may no longer need a light meter at night.

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    Re: The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

    Quote Originally Posted by l2oBiN View Post
    I am interesting in a spot light meter capable of metering in the night, under moonlight. Any suggestions?
    I've bought the Calculight XP which has a 10 degree spot meter and will meter down to -4EV. The spot meter is a simple lens over the sensor that you aim with a twin ring viewfinder.
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    Re: The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

    Experience is better than a light meter at night. At f22 with E100G it really becomes at civil twilight a decision between two or four minutes.

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    Re: The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

    or 45 sec. @f8

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    Re: The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Gossen Luna Pro/SBC

    I have used it for such. But actually, a few test shots and you may no longer need a light meter at night.
    X2. The Luna Pro is not a spot meter, but is very good for general coverage metering of dim lighting.

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    Re: The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

    Not a spot meter either:

    http://unihedron.com/projects/darksky/

    but the most sensitive hands down.

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    Re: The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

    It's kind of silly to try to measure it really, the errors are usually off by several stops... a few rounds of bracketing will give you the experience you need.

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    Re: The most sensitive spot meter? (For night shots)

    Read The Nocturnes web site. It basically says take notes, remember what the ambient light is for a given shot, bracket your shots in terms of time of shutter exposure, and shoot in similar light. For black and white there are times when you will be doing very very long exposure times for those hour long exposures on pitch black nights. Most important 2nd piece of equipment is a folding beach chair. Also for Black and White compensating developer is required. For both B&W and Color there be prepared for lots of experimentation. http://www.thenocturnes.com/
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