Cell Mondays: Utilizing your smartphone as a light-weight meter

No matter what you shoot with and the place you shoot, there might come a time when a light-weight meter might turn out to be useful. When you’ve got your smartphone, you need to use that.

I’m positive that there are a great deal of apps round — each free and paid choices — however I exploit two that work completely. And for me, that’s what’s vital.

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iOS apps

I used to have the Gentle Meter on my Android system and it was nice. Sadly now not obtainable on Android, however there’s a Light Meter Pro on iOS for $3.99 and by all accounts remains to be wonderful. 

Android apps

Not fairly as simple to make use of or seems fairly as savvy is the Gentle Meter Professional, however I’ve been enjoying with the Light Meter Free. You’ll be able to set your aperture and ISO, and it gives you an approximate shutter velocity. Easy and primary, nevertheless it works.

It has another features too, which can or is probably not of curiosity to you, however I used to be strictly simply on the lookout for a easy mild meter I might carry in my pocket. When you’ve got an older model of Gentle Meter for Android, it nonetheless works, it’s simply not supported on new gadgets.

I did attempt the Lux Meter Free, however I discovered it to be a little bit extra sophisticated to make use of. I used to be on the lookout for one thing easy and straightforward and didn’t require tutorials to determine it out. Maybe when you have discovered an incredible app, for both iOS or Android, let us know and we are able to test it out and share that too.

So subsequent time you’re about and about and in want of a light-weight meter, pull out the useful outdated smartphone and use its digital camera, very handy (you’ll be able to even save your settings for later).