Weeks of lockdown were beginning to play tricks on my mind. That was the only possible explanation I could come up as I checked the screen confirmation on Amazon that I had indeed bought a new light meter, the Sekonic L398A, mk 111 version. I already have a light meter, the excellent if perhaps somewhat basic Minolta Auto Meter 111. What had persuaded me that I needed the Sekonic L398A?
The Lumu Power is without any doubt the most full featured light meter I have ever owned. It’s tiny, it weighs hardly anything, it manages to offer a feature set that expands way beyond what most will ever need from such a device – certainly beyond what I need – yet it does all this for significantly less cash than any other device (or combination of devices) on the market. So how does it do it, and what’s the catch?
I’ve been ogling the Lumu for a few years. I don’t know exactly when it came out, but I remember being profoundly impressed by it as a concept. An accessory light meter for the iPhone that works via the 3.5mm earphone/microphone socket. It doesn’t even need batteries of its own, clearly this is some sort of voodoo!
I’ve decided I should review some of the collection of compact camera and rangefinder accessories I seem to have been collecting recently. I was trying to decide where to start, and settled on the idea of starting at the beginning; starting with the accessory I have had the longest: the Voigtlander VC Meter II shoe mountable …