The 7 Best Light Meters For Photographers In 2019

Light meters are used to measure the amount of light to determine the proper exposure for a photograph. They will either include a digital or analog electronic circuit so the photographer can determine the shutter speed and f-number for optimum exposure.

If you are interested in pursuing photography as a career or even as a hobby, then you should be aware these are the 7 best light meters for photographers in 2019:

Gossen Digipro F2

This is the perfect light meter to start out with because it has a simple interface you can operate as soon as you open the packaging. It has a large display with easy to read numbers that measure flash and continuous light so you can take the best pictures possible. Not to mention, it is small, lightweight, and durable, which means you can bring it to every photoshoot without a hassle.

Dr.Meter LX1330B Digital Illuminance

This inexpensive light meter has a high accuracy response that allows photographers to quickly measure lighting. It also has a low power consumption, which means you won’t have to worry about stopping to charge your device during an outdoor photoshoot without any outlets in sight.

Kenko KFM-1100 Auto Digi Meter

This light meter has simple and easy-to-use controls that can measure flash and analyze mixed lighting. It is an affordable product and can be operated with or without its cord. The one downside is that you can only store two measurements in memory. However, the high quality and accurate meter more than make up for it.

Ikan CV600 Digital LED Light Meter

This is a high-end product with an exposure and color meter for imaging. It is designed for LED lights, runs on rechargeable batteries, and contains an SD card slot for data transfer. It also has a color correction filter calculator which identifies and matches the color of any light source. Even though this product is extraordinary in price, it is also extraordinary in performance.

Sekonic L-478DR LiteMaster Pro

There is virtually no learning curve when you buy this product. Within minutes, you will be able to take readings and fine-tune the output. You can easily switch between HDSLR and CINE for exact exposure settings. You can even create special settings for special applications. The best part? This product contains a color touchscreen to help you reach beautiful, controlled results.

Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter

This is a pocket-sized digital meter that you can carry with you in the field. It is highly accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings. The meter can also display shutter-speeds and apertures to mirror the exposure settings on your camera. Anything you need this meter to do, you can accomplish without any hassle.

Gossen GO 4046 Starlite 2 Exposure Meter

This light meter has waterproof housing, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally getting it wet if it rains in the middle of a photoshoot. With a swivel head that creates ultimate flexibility, it is capable of metering and calculating multiple flash exposures. No matter what kind of photography you are interested in pursuing, this is an instrument that will help you take the best shots possible.

If you want to take high-quality photographs, then you need equipment to back up your talent. These are the 7 best light meters for photographers in 2019, so if you purchase one, you will be well on your way to making a name for yourself in the world of visual art.


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