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spot meter

noun, Photography
an exposure meter that measures light reflected from only a small area of a subject or scene.
Origin of spot meter
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Invest in a decent spot meter or shoot lots of brackets.
  • Determine the precise value by using a spot meter on the noneclipsed part of the solar disk.
  • Demonstrate how to take reflective, incident, and spot meter readings.
  • In the past, in situ photometric measurements were only possible using a hand held spot meter.

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