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28th of July 2003 (Mon), 17:35
Any comments on the lightmeters you use please. I watched a program where James Nachtwey uses a Eos1v and 17-35 lens (it may be the 28-70, they look similar i suppose) . He kept a minolta lightmeter around his neck and used that with the camera on manual. I want to do that route but need help on the likes of the Sekonic L-508 or Minolta IV V or VI meters. Ive got a very old flashmeter for studio work so the new one should do everything.
28th of July 2003 (Mon), 17:58
I currently use several different models of Sekonic light meters. I have been pleased with the quality and accuracy of all of them. I feel the 508 is a fine light meter. I haven't used a minolta meter so I can't help you there. If you are shooting Digital and color is critical ther are a number of people that make color meters as well. Gossen is the first name that comes to mind.... just a thought.
28th of July 2003 (Mon), 18:47
I use the Minolta VF
measures flash as well as ambient light.
29th of July 2003 (Tue), 06:24
You might also want to consider a meter that includes spot capability. I know the Sekonic 608 has this, not sure about the 508.
Colour meters are a wicked price compared to ordinary lightmeters.
29th of July 2003 (Tue), 07:11
The Sekomic L358 is a great meter with incident, refelected and flash metering at a reasonable price. You can also insert a Pocket Wizard module to fire your strobes wirelessly with a Pocket Wizaed set up that is great for studio set ups. I use this meter whenever I use studio lights. It doesn't come with spot metering, but you can add this later with a spot metering accessory if you need it.
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