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Ltdave
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Nov 02, 2017 17:11 |  #1

i used to use and still have a Gossen Luna Pro meter...

nothing super fancy and it didnt have a "flash" function (that was the Luna Pro F) but it worked really well for me...

since it used 1.35v Mercury batteries that have been discontinued for some time (and im not sold on the new "suitable substitute" what is a good standard type, easy to use, similarly functioned meter?

i usually see people mention the Sekonic meters (there seems to be quite a few of them!) but i was wondering if there were others that people like...

ive got an old Weston meter but i cant read the numbers on the scale anymore (bad eyesight and extremely small type size)...




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bobbyz
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Nov 03, 2017 16:40 |  #2

L358 used preferably with the radio module in case you using PW triggers.


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Nov 03, 2017 17:39 |  #3

I used the Gossen with flash meter for many years and it runs off a standard 9v battery. I have always been quite happy with it.

I got a good deal on a Sekonic which included a built-in spot meter. The added functionality was the only reason I upgraded.

The Gossen is still a great meter. The Gossen has a superior interface which is simple, intuitive and fast to run. The Sekonic isn't bad (and has boatloads more features), but it takes a bit more focus to learn.

So, if you just want flash and a better battery, I would hunt up a used Gossen meter of slightly more modern design.

If the spot meter would serve you well, I recommend Sekonic. The Seconic can also compare readings, be programmed for your camera, trigger radios if they are pocket wizard or Elinchrom, etc.


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Nov 03, 2017 23:22 |  #4

right now, im just running some 600ex-rt speedlites and the Canon controller...

im going to do some looking for the 9v Gossen meter. it sounds like it might be just the ticket...

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Nov 04, 2017 00:24 |  #5

I had some Yashica cameras that used 1.35v Hg batteries. I remember some 'air' batteries that worked adequately as replacements. Giant PITA, though. The batteries had a 'tab' that covered the air holes until you were ready to use the battery. Every time you wanted to stop shooting for any period, you had to remove the battery and put the 'tab' back on. They'd discharge in a day or two if you didn't.

The correctly 'sized' (alkaline/NiCad/NiMH/w​hatever batteries never worked well. The meter was always way off with those.


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