The software house Nuwaste studios produce an app very interesting for everyone still devoted to film photography that own an IOS capable device, say an iPhone or an iPod Touch.
It’s called Pocket Light Meter and it does exactly what it sounds.
It’s a very functional light meter that you can carry in your pocket all day “embedded” in the thing that most likely you will carry anyway with you: your phone!
Just to be clear: it is not a toy.
Indeed it is precise once calibrated (but this is a process that you have to do for every light meter, even those in your cameras).
It gives you the possibility to take spot readings moving around the red square, to lock one or two values (for example iso and speeds), and to take a picture to store the reading in its metadata (included the GPS datas!).
In alternative you can log your readings to your Dropbox account, if you do have one (and if not, WHY???).
You can set the readings in full stops, halves or thirds; and it support even the cine shutter speeds.
Enabling the display of additional info you can read the values in EV, Lux and FootCandles.
Can you ask for more?
Yes, because by the way…it’s FREE.
And if you find distracting the ads that pop in the base of the screen you can alway buy an ad-free version for only 0,79 €.