Better Results with the Incident Light Metering Method
Handheld exposure meters make use of the incident light metering method, i.e. they measure the light which strikes the subject and calculate a more precise exposure independent of the subject’s color and reflectivity. This is especially advantageous for primarily bright or dark subjects. In the case of exposure meters with flat diffusers, the otherwise spherical acceptance angle (180°) can be adjusted to a more directional measurement.
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