Exposure metering made easy
With the small, handy exposure meter Digisix 2 from Gossen, photographic light metering becomes child's play. Especially staged model shoots, but also still lifes such as food photography or the photographic capture of works of art, are still created with the help of light meters even today, because it must be ensured before releasing the shutter that no area in the picture is unintentionally wrongly illuminated.
With just one button, you can set the film speed or the desired ISO and off you go. To measure the incident light directly on the subject, slide the lumisphere over the light inlet opening to capture the widest possible incidence of light. To measure the light reflected from the subject from the position of the camera, the opening in the device must be exposed, that way the Digisix 2 will capture a viewing angle of approx. 25°. Now read the EV value displayed and set this value on the ring dial. Now you can read off the recommended combinations of aperture value and exposure time on the ring dial. It is also possible to measure contrast: for this purpose, guide the light meter over different parts of your subject while measuring. The deviation from the first measured value is continuously displayed.
Many features make work easier
The light meter is equipped with a number of features that make work easier. An offset of ±3 LW can be preset to take into account special features of your setup or other wishes. The integrated thermometer records the extremes. If you keep the light meter in your equipment bag, you can always tell whether your equipment has been exposed to particularly high or low temperatures, for example when travelling. The timer helps you to achieve exposure times of up to 30 minutes. The built-in clock has an alarm, so you can even have your light meter wake you up. A 1/4 inch threaded bore hole on the bottom of the housing allows you to mount the light meter on a tripod or Magic Arm and set it firmly for repeated object measurements from the same position. The light meter is easy to transport thanks to the case and carrying strap. The battery is included, so you can start using it right out of the box.