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Old February 14th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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Color Temp. Thermometer?

Don't laugh, but is there such a thing? I know it wouldn't be a "thermometer;" just a play on words... But is there some device that can tell you what color temp is at a certain location?
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Old February 14th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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I think they're called light temperature meters or something along those lines - they exist. Check B&H? I know they'd have em.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #3
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Here are a couple color temperature meters:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...arch&Q=*&bhs=t
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Old February 15th, 2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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Yes, the color temperature meters are pretty expensive but occasionally you can pick a used one up on Ebay. The Gossen ones are the most commonly found ones.
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If you've got a digital still camera, you can read the Exif or RAW data. This is a good cheap option if it's only for occasional use. Set you camera for Auto White Balance or No White Balance.
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I have a Gossen color temperature meter and have had it for many years. Not too expensive and works great. I never used it when shooting with 2/3" chip cameras because they give you the color temperature readout. I don't have a clue why they won't put that feature on smaller cameras--the damn things know what the color temperature is when you white balance and it would be no problem technically, I think, to simply display it in the viewfinder. They give you a readout for every other possible thing you might want to know--why not degrees K???
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I have a Gossen color temperature meter and have had it for many years. Not too expensive and works great. I never used it when shooting with 2/3" chip cameras because they give you the color temperature readout. I don't have a clue why they won't put that feature on smaller cameras--the damn things know what the color temperature is when you white balance and it would be no problem technically, I think, to simply display it in the viewfinder. They give you a readout for every other possible thing you might want to know--why not degrees K???
Is this he Gossen analog meter?
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