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I was wondering if a light meter (Digital Light Meter) is necessary when you are about to take a picture. I'm going to buy a Canon EOS and the webpage says that the camera has an embedded light sensor to give you a recommended value. So, is there any reason to use a photometer?

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  • @mattdm - You beat me to it by 7 seconds. :) – John Cavan Jul 7 '13 at 3:44
  • @Arthur - Does the question linked by Matt answer this for you? As a short answer: no, it's not needed. However, as the linked question shows, there are advantages to them but I think you'll probably want to learn with your camera first though. – John Cavan Jul 7 '13 at 3:46

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