Earlier this year at TechCrunch Disrupt, a new light meter was shown off. It’s called the Lumu, and plugs into your iPhone to take light readings. Today, they’re launching a KickStarter to get funding for the project. The Lumu is a little dongle that plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone and takes a light reading to tell you what settings to use based the variables that you punch into the meter. They’re great to use if you have an older film camera without a built in meter–but most photographers use them in studios these days. It’s similar to the Luxi that we also saw earlier on. Confused? We have a video on how to use a light meter right here.
The Lumu only measures ambient light at the moment but can probably for sure also measure the output from flashes. Otherwise, we don’t see much of a use for this item as most modern cameras have awesome light metering capabilities as it is.
Think they’re trying to take on Sekonic?