TTArtisan has introduced a $56 Light Meter for Leica cameras that do not need a built-in metering system. The machine is considerably cheaper than the same Voightlander VC Speed Meter II which prices $225.
The sunshine meter can mount to the new shoe of any Leica system, seemingly movie, the place it is going to seize extra correct readings for the scene. The machine itself consists of three easy dials that modify the ISO/IRIS (Aperture) settings and the shutter velocity, whereas ISO changes are constructed into the aperture management dial.
The machine itself is kind of compact and measures simply 40mm by 40mm by 13mm, weighs simply 35 grams (with out the CR2032 battery), and is produced from an aluminum anodized materials that TTArtisan guarantees is sturdy and long-lasting. The system seems to be designed to be discrete when mounted on an identical Leica system (silver or black colours accordingly).
On the “again” of the machine sits the metering button which is used to wake the machine and take a light-weight studying of the scene. On the highest of the machine is a collection of diode indicator lights with a easy design consisting of a minus and plus image on both aspect of a single inexperienced dot. If the inexperienced dot and plus indicators are lit up, it means the shot is overexposed inside one cease. Conversely, if the machine exhibits the minus signal with the inexperienced dot, the picture is underexposed inside one cease. A singular inexperienced dot means the scene is correctly uncovered for the digital camera settings and movie ISO. If simply the purple plus or minus symbols are illuminated, the scene is over or underexposed respectively by greater than a full cease, that means except the photographer is looking for a inventive look, changes needs to be made to the shot earlier than hitting the shutter button.
To take a studying, photographers might want to match the settings on the meter to the settings on digital camera and movie that’s loaded, then quick press the metering button on the sunshine meter and look forward to the lights on high of the machine to disclose the changes (if any) that must be made.
The sunshine meter additionally has an automated standby and shutdown mode. If the machine goes longer than 10 seconds with none changes, the lights will flip off to preserve battery life. After 60 seconds, the machine will enter a sleep mode that may require customers to click on the button on the again to wake it up once more to amass new readings. TTArtisan claims the sunshine meter can have about 60 hours of in-action battery life.
The TTArtisan gentle meter for Leica cameras is offered for $56 from the official company webstore.