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Digital Photography, An Integrated Approach

Creator: Bruce Warren | Photography - 2012-01-01

Camera Meter Metered area Reflected-Light Meter Use Camera Meter Incident-Light Meter Use Reflected-Light Meter Use. Top: Reflectedlight meters (also known as luminance meters) measure the amount of light emitted or reflected by the ...

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

About this book
Turn your enthusiasm into striking photographs! The perfect companion wherever you go, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY provides a straightforward, comprehensive introduction to photography for the digital photographer. Detailed step-by-step photo sequences and concise discussions show you how to execute photography processes and special techniques using actual equipment and materials, while a full chapter on troubleshooting provides help when you need it. Numerous high-quality, full-color and duotone reproductions of works by well-known photographers such as Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz offer inspiration and guidance. From "seeing" and composing the shot to applying special techniques and working in Photoshop, this information-packed book covers everything you need to know to become a successful digital photographer.



128 pages

Portrait Photographer's Handbook

Creator: Bill Hurter | 2007-08-01

An image with full tonal range has a significant amount of data in all areas of the histogram. l\/l ETE RI NG Reflected-Light Meters. Because exposure is so critical to producing fine portraits, it is essential to meter the scene ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
Combining time-tested practices with contemporary methods, this guidebook details the fine art of capturing formal and casual posed images. With advice and guidance from the finest and most decorated portrait and wedding photographers in the country, this instructional discusses subjects such as lighting in the studio and on location, improving improvisational shooting techniques, and how to retouch images in the post-production process to create truly flawless looks. A chapter addressing the common problems in taking portraitures—from working with subjects with glasses to subjects that vary in size, facial features, and skin tone—is also included.



128 pages

Master Guide for Professional Photographers

Creator: Patrick Rice | 2006-11-01

The movement of the mirror can cause Sharp, but the background will be some camera shake, which can result in an image that is less sharp. bjurred_ Light Meters A light meter is a device that measures the light falling on a sceiie/ ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
From shooting basics to image editing, this textbook is an all encompassing reference that can be used by students in any level of photography class as well as those studying to complete the Certified Professional Photographer program. Beginning with an overview of camera choices and basic camera functions, this guide outlines the fundamentals of lighting equipment, light theory, composition, and digital imaging while providing a comprehensive roadmap for efficiently taking images from conception to client presentation. Tips for overcoming obstacles are offered from the hard-won advice of photographers who have successfully passed the Professional Photographer Certification Program tests.


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Light meter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A light meter is a device used to measure the amount of light. In photography, a light meter is often used to determine the proper exposure for a photograph.

Sekonic Light Meters: Exposure Meters and Color Meters for ...
Controlling Light is an essential skill for photographers, videographers and digital filmmakers. Sekonic makes tools such as light meters, color meters and ...

Digital Light Level Meters to measure lumens, lux, or foot ...
Extech light meters provide a range of solutions from basic models for a limited budget to models with wide measuring capability for more demanding applications.

Equipment - Light Meters - Photoethnography.com's Classic ...
Light Meters for Classic Cameras. by Karen Nakamura. Overview Most older pre-70s classic cameras do not have built in light meters, or they have older selenium cells ...


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  • Dr.Meter

    Dr.Meter Digital Illuminance/Light Meter LX1330B , 0 - 200,000 Lux Luxmeter

    Photography (Dr.Meter)

    Rating (197 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Dr.Meter

    great

    0 5/5 Doctor C - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) Works great. If you're an electrician or in the lighting business, this is a must have as the electrical code mandates how much illumination certain areas of a building must have.If you're a photographer, this is NOT what you're looking for. This light meter gives you the amount of light in LUX and candle powers...no information at all about the f/stop or ISO or anything like that ;) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 9, 2010

    Very Basic, but works.

    0 3/5 S. Howe (Vermont) - See all my reviews, January 1, 2010

    Good for general purpose, but not for science.

    0 4/5 Pvc Distributors "Flexpvc" (Nevada) - See all my reviews, February 19, 2010
    List Price: $99.99
    Price: $26.20
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    Data Hold & Peak-Data hold switches, Low power consumption, Short rise and fall time
    4-Range: 0/200/2,000/20,000/200,000 Lux
    Over-range indication, Unit and Sign display for easy reading
    High Accuracy and rapid response, Auto Zeroing
    1 Year Warranty.


  • Sekonic Corporation

    Sekonic L-308s Light Meter - Black

    Photography (Sekonic Corporation)

    Rating (167 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Sekonic Corporation

    Dead simple to use

    0 5/5 Keith Nichols (Dallas, TX United States) - See all my reviews, October 12, 2006

    Samll accurate lightmeter you can take everywhere

    0 5/5 BruceL "BruceL" (San Francisco Bay) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sekonic L-308s Light Meter - Black (Electronics) When I started to look for a new lightmeter, I want something small, reliable, accurate, and can do ambient and flash. This little meter is not the most feature rich, but definitely one of the smaller more compact ones. And there is nothing that will break, unlike some of the units with swivel head. I have used Gossen LunaPro SBC, which is excellent for extreme low light, but a bit bulkier and lack flash capability. I have also used Minolta Flashmeter III and Sekonic L-328. There are definitely other meters out there that can do more tricks, but the small size and low cost of this meter enable me to carry it everywhere. After all, a meter used in the field is better than a meter left in storage. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 15, 2008

    Easy to use, but calibration drifts over time

    0 3/5 J. Ray (Los Angeles, CA USA) - See all my reviews, March 10, 2009
    List Price: $233.00
    Includes Lumidisc with pouch, soft case, strap, synchro terminal cap, AA battery.
    At ISO 100, the ambient EV range is 0 to 19.9, flash f/stops range from f/1.4 to f/90.9
    Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings in full-stop mode.
    Pocket-sized, and easy to stow away. The L-308S measures 2.5"W x 4.3"H x 0.9"D (63mmW x 110mmH x 22mmD)
    Only products shipped from and sold by authorized resellers such as Amazon.com can ensure that you are receiving product that has proper FCC communication and is covered by the US Warranty.


  • Extech Instruments

    Extech LT40 LED Light Meter

    Home Improvement (Extech Instruments)
    List Price: $119.99
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    Measures LED and Standard lighting
    For White and Color LEDs
    Lux or Foot-Candle units


  • MacGroup

    Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter W/Case (Black)

    Photography (MacGroup)

    Rating (62 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    MacGroup

    Great but not the same build quality as the 758 meter

    0 5/5 Lee C Reichel - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter W/Case (Black) (Electronics) I own the 758DR meter but thought I could replace it with the 478DR but couldn't understand the price difference between the two. I bought the 478DR and I do like it but the construction is not in the same class as the 758DR. It is easier and faster to use which is great but the labeling for f-stop, shutter speed and menus are smaller and not quite as crisp as I had thought. It will fit in a shirt pocket much better than the 758 and you do not have to fiddle with dials, the 478 is more intuitive. For me, setting the radio channels is much easier on the 478. Remember that it is not equipped with a spot meter like the 758, that has to be purchased separately. I have both meters but the 758 is now gathering dust. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 24, 2012

    Received Non-US model

    0 3/5 Chris - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter W/Case (Black) (Electronics) This is my first meter and I was very happy with how easy this one is to use except that I could not figure out how to trigger my Pocket Wizard Plus III's. I spent several hours looking online and watching videos and COULD NOT figure out what was going on. Finally, while I was replacing the batteries, I noticed a large "CE"on the back of the meter; it's a Euro meter which does not operate on the same radio frequencies as the US model; therefore, my US purchased PWs don't work. I'm in the process of returning the meter and I will be buying the same model again. Seems like a great meter especially if you use TTL radios or a mix of speed lights, studio lights and want the power of adjusting them individually. If you order this meter, BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE, look on the back for "CE". If you see it, put it back in the box and return it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 5, 2013

    Love it!

    I've gone through several light meters in my photographic life -- one (a classic Gossen) had fallen into a pond while I was photographing the landscape, and it drowned. Another (Pentax 1 degree spotmeter) just finally gave up the ghost after about 25 years. I've been using an in-camera meter since then.It is SO good to be back with a separate hand-held light meter again! What a difference it makes, and it's terrific how far technology has come since the days of the needle on a scale meters. I really would have loved to get the series 700 version of this meter, with the spotmeter facility already built in, but it was out of my price-range and I saved some money buying this one (with the world's first touchscreen for a meter) and separately buying the 5 percent spot attachment (see my review of that separately). I could not take any stars away for the fact that I got the model where I have to carry the spot attachment separately -- that was my (financial) decision, and I'm... 5/5 KR503 (San Anselmo, CA USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter W/Case (Black) (Electronics) I've gone through several light meters in my photographic life -- one (a classic Gossen) had fallen into a pond while I was photographing the landscape, and it drowned. Another (Pentax 1 degree spotmeter) just finally gave up the ghost after about 25 years. I've been using an in-camera meter since then.It is SO good to be back with a separate hand-held light meter again! What a difference it makes, and it's terrific how far technology has come since the days of the needle on a scale meters. I really would have loved to get the series 700 version of this meter, with the spotmeter facility already built in, but it was out of my price-range and I saved some money buying this one (with the world's first touchscreen for a meter) and separately buying the 5 percent spot attachment (see my review of that separately). I could not take any stars away for the fact that I got the model where I have to carry the spot attachment separately -- that was my (financial) decision, and I'm... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 21, 2013
    List Price: $469.00


  • Mastech

    Mastech MS6612 Digital Lux / FC Meter with 40-segment Bar Graph, 0-200,000 Lux

    BISS (Mastech)

    Rating (25 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Mastech

    INVALUABLE IF YOU ARE GOING TO SHOOT VIDEO...

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews This review is from: Mastech MS6612 Digital Lux / FC Meter with 40-segment Bar Graph, 0-200,000 Lux There are a million light meters, and almost as many styles. They have been around for at least 60 years, and they are still used today by professionals.I shoot video with DSLRs, and I spent a fair amount of time trying and buying different meters to use for video shoots. This Mastech is BY FAR the best designed and most affordable meter I've ever seen, especially for shooting video.I use my meter on every shoot, and considering I paid less than $50 new, it was (and is) a steal!Plus, it's built like a tank, and very accurate.NOTE: It has a very handy mount for a camera tripod on the back too, so I carry one of those little flip-out tripods to mount and mark locations with it.T 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2013

    MS66 12 Digital Meter

    0 5/5 J. Monterosso (Anchorage ,AK USA) - See all my reviews, January 6, 2013

    Found a Flaw in mine. Can't tell if it's in the design or in mine alone

    0 1/5 Robert O'Matic - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mastech MS6612 Digital Lux / FC Meter with 40-segment Bar Graph, 0-200,000 Lux I purchased the meter due to its stellar reviews, and just received it. Out of the box it has the following flaw:When in auto mode and set to foot candles, if you dim the light to a low reading, then bring it back to a significantly higher light environment, the meter goes to OL 'overload' instead of auto-ranging. It does not do this when set to lux. To get out of the OL indication, all I have to do is switch to lux and then back to foot candles, but if I go dim and then bright with the exteriror light, it goes to OL again.Auto mode should not go into OL or at least not stick there. At this time I can't tell if this is a defect of my individual unit or of the design programming. Right now I'm inclined to believe it's a design problem so those of you who own a recent Mastech MS6612 may be able to duplicate the problem.I have to fail mine due to this flaw. It is not a matter of hate, but a matter of a correctly working product. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 4, 2013
    List Price: $99.99
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    Relative and peak value measurement
    Large LCD display with 40-segment analog bar graph
    Date hold & Max/Min value
    Built-in precision photo diode sensor and color correction filter
    Measures up to 200,000 lux or 20,000 FC, unit selectable


  • Dr.Meter

    Dr.Meter LX1010B 50,000 Light Meter with LCD Display

    Photography (Dr.Meter)

    Rating (56 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Dr.Meter

    It works

    0 4/5 JAMacAlister - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) It seems to give valid readings. I don't have access to any other meters to compare but, for reference work, it works just fine for me. On the negative side, I find the shape wrong - I tend to hold it upside down, taking a few seconds to realize all the text is upside down. It should be fatter at the top and skinnier at the bottom like most other devices of this shape. Also, more digits would make this more convenient, instead of switching ranges when needed. However, for the price, I really can't complain. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 7, 2011

    Got more than I expected

    0 5/5 Old Al - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dr.Meter LX1010B 50,000 Light Meter with LCD Display (Electronics) I'm an electrician, not a lighting or electrical engineer. I have a small greenhouse and am hoping to have a successful tomato crop started early. I attempted to find out on line all I could about candlepower, lumens, lux, etc. I got a glimmer of what they were trying to tell me. this Luxmeter, helped me to figure out what I wanted to know.Very inexpensive for a complicated device. I'll know much better when the tomatos come in. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 12, 2013

    Good deal

    0 5/5 AC500Driver - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dr.Meter LX1010B 50,000 Light Meter with LCD Display (Electronics) I use this all of the time to check ambient light levels when scouting locations for a shoot or at new customer's sites. The numbers are on the money. After all of these months, am still using the original batteries. Highly recommend. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 14, 2013
    Sampling rate: 0.4second
    Display: 3-1/2 digit 18mm LCD
    Accuracy: ±5%
    Power: 9V battery
    Ranges: 0 - 50,000 Lux


  • Pyle

    Pyle PLMT21 Handheld Lux Light Meter Photometer with 20000 Lux Range Per Second Sampling and Digital Display

    Home Improvement (Pyle)

    Rating (6 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    Pyle

    Bad quality. The product features don't match the description ...

    0 1/5 Johannes - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pyle PLMT21 Handheld Lux Light Meter Photometer with 20000 Lux Range Per Second Sampling and Digital Display (Tools & Home Improvement) Bad quality. The product features don't match the description at all. This meter looks like a toy and the rang is only 0- 10000 lux. It doesn't deserve any star. Never buy anything from this seller. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 4, 2014

    One Star

    0 1/5 Sabrina Stone (Adelanto, Ca United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pyle PLMT21 Handheld Lux Light Meter Photometer with 20000 Lux Range Per Second Sampling and Digital Display (Tools & Home Improvement) its cheaply made and is not good for photography.... 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 15, 2014

    This is a great device for home use

    0 5/5 Luis Feroo - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pyle PLMT21 Handheld Lux Light Meter Photometer with 20000 Lux Range Per Second Sampling and Digital Display (Tools & Home Improvement) This is a great device for home use; it has decent accuracy and performs its function, and its cheapness comes from the thin, low quality plastic case that probably won't take kindly to drops. Some clarifications from criticism made on other reviews: lux meters are made to approximate the brightness of light as it appears to human vision. Its is not an exposure meter for photography, but with formulas, conversions can be made. I found this lux meter to be completely satisfactory in general. I bought one of these meters several years ago at a much higher price. But between my studio and my home, it's never where I need it. (And I paid a lot more for the old one) So for this price, having the second is great.  0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 13, 2015
    List Price: $69.99
    Accuracy Max 4%
    Repeatability: 2%
    Reading hold function - 9V battery operated (not included)
    Measurement range up to 20,000 LUX - Sampling rate: 2 times/sec
    Adjustable range for quick easy readings


  • Hydrofarm

    Hydrofarm LG17010 Digital Light Meter

    Lawn & Patio (Hydrofarm)

    Rating (27 reviews):
    (2.8/5)
    Hydrofarm

    Good!

    0 4/5 TEXASDISTRIBUTORS (DALLAS,TEXAS) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Hydrofarm LG17010 Digital Light Meter (Lawn & Patio) Works just fine and for the price compared to name brand light meters you just can't beat this meter. I compared it to reading next to a 150.00 meter and it read the same so it is accurate for sure. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 26, 2013

    It works great

    0 5/5 Blues - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Hydrofarm LG17010 Digital Light Meter (Lawn & Patio) The product came fast from the shipper. I had a problem getting the Battery in, But when the battery is pushed straight down it goes in nice. And the meter works great. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 28, 2012

    Just another typical Hydrofarm product!!

    0 5/5 Walt - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Hydrofarm LG17010 Digital Light Meter (Lawn & Patio) This is an excellent little light meter and an especially good deal for the cost!! It's very accurate and easy to use!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 5, 2012
    List Price: $31.49
    Lifetime silicon cell (Lithium 3V CR2032) - includes informative booklet with lighting recommendations
    3 scales for precise readings
    Measures grow lights or sunlight
    Convenient hand-held remote sensor
    Measures up to 40,000 footcandles


  • MacGroup

    Sekonic Corporation 401-478 LITEMASTER PRO L-478D Photographic Light Meter (Black)

    Photography (MacGroup)

    Rating (25 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    MacGroup

    Excellent meter, but Sekonic approach could be better

    The meter itself is excellent. This meter would have gotten five stars, but for a few things:1) The pouch should have a flap over the top2) The meter cannot measure reflective light without the 5 degree attachment (minor for me, given I was going to buy it anyway for the 5 degree spot)3) Dual complaint between this and the 5 degree attachment - the 5 degree reflective spot attachment comes in a little drawstring pouch. Sekonic should have provided a single pouch with this 478 (or with the 5 degree) that would allow storage of the dome and 5 degree attachment and meter. Why are there two incompatible carrying cases? Comes across as someone not thinking it through.Be aware that you must choose according to whether you currently (or will) use pocket wizards. The 478DR is for that. This 478D cannot be upgraded to pocket wizard capability later, so if you're going to use PW, get the 478DR instead. It's the only difference between the two (well, that and... 4/5 David Stewart (New York City) - See all my reviews, April 6, 2013

    I'm not crazy about it

    I was a happy owner of the Sekonic L-358 Flash meter right up until the day that I dropped it. As I am not a photographer who wishes to rely on my camera for light readings, I knew that I was going to buy a replacement meter. For my needs, I looked between a straight-up replacement of the L-358 and the L-478D. I decided to go for the newer L478D as the newer features struck me as something that I could grow into.My problem with this device is not how well it works but it's design. Quite frankly, I find the touch screen design to be awkward to easily control/use. Versus pressing the buttons and spinning the scroll wheel of the older L-358, the touch screen buttons are small and very easy to mis-touch. It can be frustrating because my thumb all too often covers the reading display while I am trying to get a reading because the display is placed in the center of the scroll arrows.It's not that I am opposed to touch screen control, but this is a device that small... 2/5 Charles Barnes - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sekonic Corporation 401-478 LITEMASTER PRO L-478D Photographic Light Meter (Black) (Electronics) I was a happy owner of the Sekonic L-358 Flash meter right up until the day that I dropped it. As I am not a photographer who wishes to rely on my camera for light readings, I knew that I was going to buy a replacement meter. For my needs, I looked between a straight-up replacement of the L-358 and the L-478D. I decided to go for the newer L478D as the newer features struck me as something that I could grow into.My problem with this device is not how well it works but it's design. Quite frankly, I find the touch screen design to be awkward to easily control/use. Versus pressing the buttons and spinning the scroll wheel of the older L-358, the touch screen buttons are small and very easy to mis-touch. It can be frustrating because my thumb all too often covers the reading display while I am trying to get a reading because the display is placed in the center of the scroll arrows.It's not that I am opposed to touch screen control, but this is a device that small... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 14, 2012

    It's not very good at all!

    The touchscreen is horrible, and this device is not worth 340$ + 110$ spot attachment. This is a ridiculous price for something that can't work out low light. If you shoot dramatic photos, don't bother using this thing. It makes no sense, especially with multiple lights. I couldn't even find a use for it in landscapes, because it just underexposes everything as if that's acceptable. I still wind up shooting until I get the right shot exposed... this thing doesn't fit with my style of photography at all. If it took a reading of several light sources and then gave you the proper setting that might be useful, however it doesnt' do that. It doesn't take away any guesswork, just use your histogram and if your camera has exposure simulation don't even bother. Waste of 450$ for me...Not to mention I returned this once due to the poor packaging, lack of a usb cable, both sets were obviously used and full of dust and scratches. Batteries were not sealed, obviously refurbished... 2/5 Sam (Albuquerque, NM) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sekonic Corporation 401-478 LITEMASTER PRO L-478D Photographic Light Meter (Black) (Electronics) The touchscreen is horrible, and this device is not worth 340$ + 110$ spot attachment. This is a ridiculous price for something that can't work out low light. If you shoot dramatic photos, don't bother using this thing. It makes no sense, especially with multiple lights. I couldn't even find a use for it in landscapes, because it just underexposes everything as if that's acceptable. I still wind up shooting until I get the right shot exposed... this thing doesn't fit with my style of photography at all. If it took a reading of several light sources and then gave you the proper setting that might be useful, however it doesnt' do that. It doesn't take away any guesswork, just use your histogram and if your camera has exposure simulation don't even bother. Waste of 450$ for me...Not to mention I returned this once due to the poor packaging, lack of a usb cable, both sets were obviously used and full of dust and scratches. Batteries were not sealed, obviously refurbished... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 4, 2014
    List Price: $389.00


  • Mastech

    Light Meter LX1010B,50,000 Lux Luxmeter with lcd display

    Home Improvement (Mastech)

    Rating (132 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Mastech

    General purpose lux meter, does very well

    This is a great device for home use; it has decent accuracy and performs its function, and its cheapness comes from the thin, low quality plastic case that probably won't take kindly to drops. A similar device with a resolution to 1 lux will cost anywhere from 3-30x this device; costly ones are calibrated against a standard lab, and most costly have resolutions below 1 lux. Cheapo ones are not calibrated such as this 1010b.Some clarifications from criticism made on other reviews: lux meters are made to approximate the brightness of light as it appears to human vision. Its is not an exposure meter for photography, but with formulas, conversions can be made. Human color vision can go down to ~ 0.03 lux, and most lux meters are designed for industrial use to estimate how much lighting a human work environment should have; ~ 0.3 lux is the brightness of a full moon illuminating a dark night [ no light pollution from any man made sources] a light that few will ever read or... 5/5 James Q. Smith "JQS" (Western USA) - See all my reviews, February 2, 2012

    Easy to use; very sensitive.

    0 5/5 E. Mazzone (Groveport, OH United States) - See all my reviews, February 11, 2008

    Good, But Lacking On The Low End Of The Scale

    0 4/5 Stuart Steele (Austin, TX) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Light Meter LX1010B,50,000 Lux Luxmeter with lcd display (Tools & Home Improvement) I found this lux meter to be completely satisfactory in general. What I did not understand from the description is that the lux scale is an integer scale, and the lowest that the meter reads in 1 lux, which is still pretty bright. This is through no fault of the product, but I had hoped for a meter that read fractional lux. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 8, 2009
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    Ranges: 0 - 50,000 Lux
    12 Months Warranty!
    LCD Display;Data Hold;Low battery alert
    High Accuracy and rapid response
    Auto Zeroing;Over-range indication;


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