every camera I have used up until now has had a built in light meter (my dslr and my ftn and other slrs), but now that I've had my rolleicord i've just kind of been guessing at it, which has been fine for outdoors, but now that I want to take a few controlled shots (there are a few in particular I need to do) I realized I need to figure something out.
I suppose I could use my dslr as a light meter? but then I know i'd have to adjust for paralax error (not that I know what that entails exactly, haha) and I don't know if that's further affected by the fact that i'd be comparing a dx sensor to medium format (film, obv).
anyway I started looking at light meters. I don't have a big budget, so I was just trying to find something cheap, but the options seem endless. The problem with the low budget ones I have been looking at is that they seem to lack very obvious needs, such as setting the iso, etc.
my budget probably tops out at about 100$, it's not something I'm looking to invest in a lot right now, later on yes, but not yet.
any help/suggestions/brands/advice would be greatly appreciated.