Reveni Labs Spot Meter (Pic: Reveni Labs/Kickstarter)
The new meter features come from feedback from.backers and potential customers (Pic: Reveni Labs/Kickstarter)

Reveni Labs have added tweaks to the spot meter currently being funded via Kickstarter thanks to feedback from backers.

Reveni Labs found Matt Bechberger updated the meter’s Kickstarter page on Wednesday (24 February) with a list of new features the spot meter would include.

These include a zone-metering option, 1/3 and 1/2 stop resolution on the aperture and shutter speeds, flash metering and built-in software updates.

The Kickstarter for Reveni Lab’s Spot Meter – a follow-up to its successful hotshoe meter from last year – has so far raised more than $180,000 and still has eight days left to run. This is more than eight times its intended target.

Bechberger said: “I’ve gotten a lot of feature requests as well as more feedback from my beta tester group (Nick Carver, Mat Marrash, Todd Korol, Mike Basher, Nico Llasera) and I’ve decided to make some changes and improvements based on the feedback. This update is to inform everyone of these new features (some already implemented, some still in the works).

“The next major improvement is a built-in self-programming feature to allow users to update the meter’s software when a new version is released. This will allow for added features/changes/improvements later on, as well as fixes for any bugs that make it into the original release. I’ve upgraded the processor to a model that supports USB self-programming. The update procedure is very simple; just plug in the meter with a micro USB cable to your PC/Mac and it appears like a USB storage device. Drag and drop the new software file onto it and you’re done!” Bechberger said he had chosen a micro USB outlet because USB-C would have been too large for the device.

Bechberger said many customers had said they wanted to use zone system for metering, so he had added a new mode which would support this. “The operation is simple; sample a tone in the scene, assign a zone to it with the arrow buttons, and the meter will give your middle grey settings. Use the compare function to check the rest of your scene and the meter will read back the Zones for those areas.”

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