Tiny Light Meter
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Rating: 3.6 (51) Cost: Free Downloads: 1,000 - 5,000
Phone compatibility list: http://bit.ly/TLMCompatibility
The perfect companion for an old school film shooter.
Do you own an old antique film camera with no light meter built in? Getting too lazy to bring a separate light meter and notepad with you every time you want to go shoot with it? I was in the same boat, but now my life is simplified.
Meter light with Tiny Light Meter by using the camera to snap a shot and calculate the correct exposure based on the EXIF data. The app always uses aperture priority and calculates the shutter speed in real time.
Record your own film exposure data by using the film log. You no longer have to use a notebook to write down the settings you used for each frame. Simply create a new roll of film, and hit the big red button to start taking information about each frame.
Film logs are recorded and stored in Comma Separated Values (CSV), so they can be imported into Excel or Numbers to be analyzed. They can be shared easily by email or Dropbox if you have it installed.
You've just turned your phone into a light meter and notepad. Give it a whirl, it's fast and easy.
Photography buffs - you can practice your eye by playing "Guess the exposure!" Get faster and better by shooting manual. Soon you can walk into a room and know exactly what to dial into your camera.
Please refrain from giving low ratings if your phone is not compatible. Instead, please contact your phone manufacturer and try to convince them to embed exposure data in their JPEG Exifs!
Alex - 2011-09-13
Works well, good interface. If the reading seems bizarre try restarting your phone. Needs spot metering.
Brian - 2011-09-11
Chris - 2011-04-06
Using on my Milestone. Worth the price! With this app I can reliably dial in the manual f1.8 50mm with a modern dslr that can't meter a lens that old.
Jo - 2011-02-08
Muhd Saifuddin - 2011-08-07
Phillip - 2011-01-28
doesn't focus on the objects you Need to meter, no tutorial on how to use it. No way to look at the log on your phone. Not very good...
Sam Wong - 2011-01-22
alejandro - 2011-01-22
David - 2011-01-07
Works great on droid x. Used it for a roll on my holga pinhole and it worked perfectly using the custom aperture setting (F135).
chrismaris - 2010-12-31
I tried this on my desire and it almost works. I hope the developer fixes this as it's a great idea and could be more than a just a toy. 4* for effort
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