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Brian@202020
05-21-2014, 12:11 AM
I saw this and thought, if it works it'd be nice to have, so I backed it. If it works it'll definitely be worth $17 or $19.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jamesflynn/luxi-for-all-incident-light-meter-for-mobile-devic

Logan Gee
05-21-2014, 01:24 AM
I'm sorry, but 8/10ths of a stop is a pretty big deal. That's like saying it's accurate +/- .9 stops.

Brian@202020
05-21-2014, 06:49 AM
True, but let's say it has an 8/10ths of a shift one direction, you should be able to figure that out in testing and always compensate for it. They say that because every phone camera is different. Once you figure out the shift, if there is one, it should be the same every time.

Logan Gee
05-21-2014, 08:53 AM
No, it's not that, it's the fact that the app's light meter doesn't appear to show something other than whole-stop increments.

That, to me, means it's not really useful.

Brian@202020
05-21-2014, 09:10 AM
Oh I didn't notice that. I'm sure they'll get feedback from many people and the app will do more once it's released.

Logan Gee
05-21-2014, 10:47 AM
I feel like it probably does that, but in all the images they show, especially with the one next to a light meter, it's only showing whole stops. Just kinda silly.

Steve Wake
05-21-2014, 01:17 PM
At the end of the Adam Wilt article that is linked on the kickstarted post, Wilt says he plans to integrate the Luxi into the next release of his Cine Meter app.

imaj
05-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Does it measure kelvin?

Tim Hole
05-21-2014, 04:16 PM
For the price it's still a nice thing to have for reccies and those moments when you just want some ballpark ratios.

ChristianHubbard
05-21-2014, 11:56 PM
For someone who doesn't own a lightmeter, do you guys think this is a good first step? or is better to invest a bit more money into the real deal?

Brian@202020
05-22-2014, 08:08 AM
A real light meter would be better of course, but if you're new to light meters or rarely use them, this looks to be a good solution. For the new people, you can get aquanted with a light meter without paying much, and for that person who uses one from time to time or when in a pinch, it's a cheap small piece you can just keep in your bag.

tbeagl
05-22-2014, 02:32 PM
luxi for all...except for windows phone