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L 308 or L 358. What are the big advantages of getting the L358? IS it worth it?

Post #1, Jan 02, 2011 04:18:18


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Yes it is worth the difference if you can afford it. :)

Reasons for me why I got the 358
- the head can be rotated.
- can read the mix of ambient/flash in %
- the dual ISO mode

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L358 can accommodate a pocket wizard trigger internally.

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Soooooo, looks like the 358 is probably the better one to get.

Post #4, Jan 05, 2011 06:15:07


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I don't think this has ever been a factor in choosing one light meter over another but it's worth mentioning.

If you use your meter to take reflective readings or perhaps averaging reflective readings then it's important to know that the lumigrid on the L-308S sees an angle of view of 40º, whereas the L-358 sees a 54º angle of view.

The other little detail that can turn into a huge pain in the arse is the fact that with the L-358 you have to remove the lumisphere to attach the lumigrid for taking reflective readings. The case for the L-358 doesn't have a pocket or proper way to carry whichever attachment is not in use.

With the L-308s you just slide the dome to the right which exposes the lumigrid and there are no extra components to care about or carry.

Like I said, it probably doesn't matter to most people shopping for a hand held light meter but it's good to know. ;)

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