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Light meters may seem like relics of a different era, but they are still consistently used by filmmakers working with digital cameras. We’ve shared a fantastic guide about using light meters from Ryan E. Walters before, and now we’ve got a great post on why light meters are still relevant and how they can help you light and expose your shot, and get a far more precise image overall.

This is a guest post by Cinematographer Ryan E. Walters. More »

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We’ve covered light meters on this site a few times, but with a more advanced meter like the Sekonic 758Cine, you can actually set custom profiles for individual cameras and color profiles within those cameras. For example, if you have one project shooting with a log profile and another shooting with a standard profile, it’s likely you’ll have more dynamic range with the log profile, and thus you can light accordingly. Ryan E. Walters shares a tremendous amount of information on his site, and we’ve covered one of his light meter tutorials here before. Below, Ryan gives a tutorial detailing the proper way to set up a camera profile for the Sekonic 758Cine light meter. More »

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I was supposed to post this a week ago, but you know how Real Life can be. So here, better late than never, is my second (and final) roundup of all the filmmaking gadgetry shown at Cine Gear 2011 (part one is here). This time, let’s check out a whole bunch of stuff from Cinevate, D | Focus, Sekonic, and more. More »

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First of all, just a quick note that the Panasonic AF100 is currently in stock at B&H Photo. It’s been a hard camera to find, as the demand is exceeding the supply — so if you were planning on buying the camera, please use this link to support NFS (at no additional cost to you). With that out of the way, here’s a video from Abel Cine highlighting the new low-cost Sekonic L-308DC light meter, which like all light meters allows one to light by ratios — measuring stops without needing to constantly consult a camera’s waveform or histogram. However, the newly-released 308DC is a third of the price of most light meters, and is specifically designed for DSLR and digital cinematography: More »