The Negative Supply LM1 is an all-metal pocket digital luxmeter

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Negative Supply launched the LM1 handheld digital light meter designed to quickly measure ambient light to enable precise exposures. It also measures color temperature and supports 1/3 stop settings for ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.

The LM1 features a backlit display, a four-button design that facilitates one-handed operation, and a built-in rechargeable battery that provides several weeks of standby time and can be charged from empty to full. via USB-C in less than two hours.

It measures 44 x 90 x 15 millimeters (1.7 x 3.5 x 0.6 inches), which according to Negative Supply is only slightly larger than a roll of 120 film. color has been implemented for both filmmakers and film photographers, which the company says both better determine which film filters are best to use in a given lighting situation.

The LM1 is constructed from an all metal body that is CNC machined from aluminum and brass and several scratch resistant anodized color options are available: Satin Metallic Green, Gloss Slate Gray or Satin Silver Metallic are available. in addition to standard black aluminum.

Negative Supply says that the 144 x 168 pixel resolution reflective active matrix TFT-LCD backlit display is readable in direct sunlight or bitchy darkness and is still quite energy efficient. The LM1 automatically goes to sleep when not in use to conserve battery power and can be quickly woken up from this state to be ready at any time.

“We designed the LM1 Light Meter to be the best meter that can fit in your pocket,” writes Negative Supply. “Getting to this point took over a year of design, product development and testing, although the road to this new product started many years ago. The journey began when we realized that many of the cameras we and our customers were using had meters that no longer worked, or no meters at all. Portable light meters on the market were big, plastic, and didn’t live up to the look and feel of the cameras we all love. We knew there was something we could improve, so in 2020 we started working on our own portable measuring device, a device we would all love to use.

“The result is a pocket light meter with a stunning display and a beautiful all-metal housing that feels right at home next to our favorite film and digital cameras. “

Left: LM1 prototype in brass after wear test | Right: anodized aluminum colors

The Negative Supply LM1 light meter starts at $ 379 and goes up to $ 650 for the brass model. Both are $ 100 off what the company says the eventual retail price will be. All options and prices can be viewed on the LM1 Kickstarter.


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