TTArtisan has introduced a $56 Mild Meter for Leica cameras that do not need a built-in metering system. The system is considerably cheaper than the same Voightlander VC Velocity Meter II which prices $225.
The sunshine meter can mount to the recent shoe of any movie system theoretically, though TTArtisans is advertising and marketing it to match with Leica movie cameras. The system itself consists of three easy dials that alter the ISO/IRIS (Aperture) settings and the shutter velocity, whereas ISO changes are constructed into the aperture management dial.
The system itself is sort of compact and measures simply 40mm by 40mm by 13mm, weighs simply 35 grams (with out the CR2032 battery), and is made out of an aluminum anodized materials that TTArtisan guarantees is sturdy and long-lasting. The system seems to be designed to be discrete when mounted on an identical Leica system (silver or black colours accordingly).
On the “again” of the system sits the metering button which is used to wake the system and take a lightweight studying of the scene. On the highest of the system is a collection of diode indicator lights with a easy design consisting of a minus and plus image on both aspect of a single inexperienced dot. If the inexperienced dot and plus indicators are lit up, it means the shot is overexposed inside one cease. Conversely, if the system exhibits the minus signal with the inexperienced dot, the picture is underexposed inside one cease. A singular inexperienced dot means the scene is correctly uncovered for the digicam settings and movie ISO. If simply the pink plus or minus symbols are illuminated, the scene is over or underexposed respectively by greater than a full cease, that means until the photographer is searching for a artistic look, changes needs to be made to the shot earlier than hitting the shutter button.
To take a studying, photographers might want to match the settings on the meter to the settings on digicam and movie that’s loaded, then quick press the metering button on the sunshine meter and look forward to the lights on high of the system to disclose the changes (if any) that must be made.
The sunshine meter additionally has an automated standby and shutdown mode. If the system goes longer than 10 seconds with none changes, the lights will flip off to preserve battery life. After 60 seconds, the system will enter a sleep mode that may require customers to click on the button on the again to wake it up once more to amass new readings. TTArtisan claims the sunshine meter can have about 60 hours of in-action battery life.
The TTArtisan gentle meter for Leica cameras is on the market for $56 from the official firm webstore.