Kenko Auto Digi Light Meter

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Kenko Auto Digi Meter

Review of the Kenko Auto Digi Light Meter

Pros: Accurate, well made
Cons: Not much

Manufacturer: Kenko
Model: Auto Digi Meter
Price: £199
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Kenko has taken over the production of the respected line up of Minolta light meters, revamping the series with an overhauled design.

The 1100 is the baby of the series and measures incident and reflected ambient light thanks to a removable invercone, as well as flash output.

Readings can be shown as aperture values from f/1.0 to f/90 or as Exposure Values (EV) from -17 to 40.8. Exposure readings are accurate to a tenth of a stop, and memory and analyse functions can be used to measure lighting contrast and brightness ratios.

Thanks to instant viewing on LCDs, light meters are not as much of a necessity nowadays, but if you have a home studio, the 1100 is still very useful and has all the tools you need to get your exposures spot on, particularly if you use multiple lights and reflectors. Cabled and non-cabled readings can be taken, and a PC sync socket is included.

Verdict:

Useful for snappers with a home studio


Jon Tarrant

Jon Tarrant

Former professional photographer and photography journalist, Jon has now put his physics degree to good use by becoming a physics teacher. He contributes technical features to WDC and is our primary lens tester, where his science background comes in very handy. He is the author of eight photography books on topics ranging from portraiture and lighting to Understanding Digital Cameras.

Price as reviewed

£199.00

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