Damaging Provide has launched the LM1 pocket-sized digital light meter that’s designed to rapidly measure ambient mild to permit for correct exposures. It additionally measures shade temperature and helps 1/3 cease changes for ISO, aperture, and shutter velocity.
The LM1 includes a backlit show, a four-button design that makes single-handed use simpler, and has an built-in rechargeable battery that gives a number of weeks of standby life and may be charged from empty to full through USB-C in below two hours.
It measures 44 x 90 x 15 millimeters (1.7 x 3.5 x 0.6 inches) which Damaging Provide says is simply barely bigger than a roll of 120 movie. The colour temperature sensor was carried out for each filmmakers and movie photographers, which the corporate says permits each to higher decide which filters of movie shares are greatest to make use of in a given lighting state of affairs.
The LM1 is constructed from an all-metal physique which is CNC-machined from each aluminum and brass and a number of scratch-resistant anodized shade choices can be found: Satin Metallic Inexperienced, Excessive Gloss Slate Gray, or Satin Metallic Silver can be found along with the usual black aluminum.
Damaging Provide says that the 144 x 168-pixel decision reflective active-matrix TFT-LCD backlit show is readable in vibrant daylight or in bitch blackness and remains to be fairly energy environment friendly. The LM1 will routinely fall asleep when not in use to preserve battery energy and may be waked rapidly from that state to be prepared at a second’s discover.
“We designed the Mild Meter LM1 to be the perfect meter that matches in your pocket,” Damaging Provide writes. “Getting up to now has concerned over a yr of design, product improvement, and testing, although the highway to this new product began a few years earlier than. The journey started after we realized most of the cameras we and our prospects have been utilizing had meters that now not labored, or no meter in any respect. The hand held mild meters available on the market have been massive, plastic, and didn’t stay as much as the feel and appear of the cameras all of us love. We knew we might make one thing higher, so in 2020 we began engaged on our personal handheld meter, one we’d all really take pleasure in utilizing.”
“The result’s a pocket-sized mild meter with a shocking show and an exquisite all-metal physique that appears at house subsequent to our favourite movie and digital cameras.”
The Damaging Provide LM1 mild meter begins at $379 and may vary as excessive as $650 for the brass-finish mannequin. Each are $100-off what the corporate says the eventual retail value will probably be. All choices and costs may be seen on the LM1’s Kickstarter.
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