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Luxi review: Let your iPhone double as your camera's light meter

Dave Johnson | Jan. 14, 2014
Serious photographers sometimes spend hundreds of dollars on an incident light meter--a small handheld device that measures the light falling on the subject. Luxi is a $30 iPhone accessory that promises to do the same job using just your existing phone.

Bottom line
Luxi is ideal for advanced DSLR photographers who want to get the accuracy and flexibility of an incident light meter without carrying yet another gadget. If you don't have a light meter yet, Luxi gets you get in the game for less than a tenth the cost of a traditional one — and the accuracy is superb, delivering the same kind of results you'd get from a "real" meter. Luxi won't help point and shooters who don't worry about tweaking the camera settings, obviously, but it's right for folks who are dissatisfied with what they get from their built in light meter, especially in challenging lighting conditions.


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