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Kickstarter: Luxi For All Light Meter for Mobile Devices

For those who take photography seriously or does/will be doing it for a living knows that light meters can be very useful. Some photographers say that one gear that should be in every photographer’s bag is a light meter.

A light meter can be very useful and effective especially in a studio. This allows you to shoot with the correct settings and gain perfect exposure every time. The only issue with light meters is that they can be expensive that was until Extrasensory Devices, launched Luxi, an affordable light meter for the iPhone on Kickstarter in 2013. The Luxi raised over $120,000 from over 5,000 backers. It received a lot of positive feedback from users.

One thing about the Luxi was that it only worked for the iPhone. It left tablet and Android users begging for a Luxi that would work on their electronic devices. Extrasensory Devices new Luxi Kickstarter campaign is a new and improved "Luxi For All.” Like it’s predecessor, it is an extremely affordable device to be used in conjunction with mobile devices. Only now it is compatible with all iOS and Android devices.

How affordable? At $20USD (+$6 shipping if you're outside the US). Retail price will be $29.95. Another great thing about Luxi For All is that it is small enough to be placed in your camera bag or your pocket.

Continue reading for more information about the Luxi For All Light Meter for Mobile Devices.

Luxi For All turns your mobile device into a light meter.

What is Luxi For All?

Luxi For All is a diffusion dome attachment for your mobile device's front-facing camera. When paired with the Luxi app (currently on iOS), Luxi For All will help you determine the best settings for your DSLR or other camera, so you can take perfectly exposed pictures. It's just like one of those fancy old-school light meters, but at a far better price. And because it works with the gadget you already have in your pocket, it's way more convenient!

Why do I need it?

"I already have a light meter built into my camera; why do I need a separate device?"

The light meter built into cameras measures reflected light. A reflected light meter shows an appropriate setting for an average of the whole scene. If you are taking a picture of a scene that does has neither an average, nor internally consistent lighting situation, your camera's built-in light meter will not be accurate. Usually, that causes an overexposed or underexposed picture.

How to use it

Readings taken with Luxi For All can be entered directly into your DSLR or any camera with a manual settings mode.

Simply set your camera's exposure with the app's suggested settings for a perfect photo every time.
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