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Jun 29, 2008 09:33 |  #1

I want to buy a meter to measure flash and incident and reflected. I dont want to spend more than 125.00. I want to be able to measure flash at the subject without any wires. I will let the person hold the meter and I will trip the flash on the camera. Dont need all the bells and whistles. thank you, rollsman




  
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Jun 29, 2008 11:23 |  #2

I think you'll need to up your budget. The Sekonic L358 with wireless flash triger runs around $400 IIRC. For $125 you might get a continuous light incident meter, but not a flash meter unless well-used.


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Jun 29, 2008 11:35 |  #3

Jon's close - B&H price is $250 plus another $50 for the radio module, plus tax, plus shipping.

Hmmm, perhaps he's right on.....:lol:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …8_Flash_Master_​Meter.html (external link)

At any rate, you'll need to go higher on the budget I think.

At least an L-308 - http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …lashmate_Light_​Meter.html (external link)


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Jun 29, 2008 12:13 as a reply to  @ Titus213's post |  #4

The Polaris meter might be the best you can do for the price (at least for a digital flash meter). I have one - it's not bad. It was my first meter. There are no bells and no whistles. See it here (external link).




  
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Jun 29, 2008 12:23 |  #5

My vote would be the Sekonic L-358 also. I have that meter, never lets me down while in studio or outside with different lighting situations.


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Jun 29, 2008 13:02 |  #6

Here's another thumbs-up for the Sekonic L-358.

I don't think you're going to find a decent NEW meter for $125. I'd suggest saving a little more for the L-358, as you will find it will last you for many years to come.


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Jun 29, 2008 14:19 as a reply to  @ SkipD's post |  #7

I will bite the bullet and get the Sekonic 358. thank you




  
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Jun 29, 2008 14:27 |  #8

I have the Sek 358 and love it. I use it with my skyports. The Skyport TX has a plug in for a PC cable and comes with a short 6" cord. So I just take the TX off camera and drag it around with my meter(TX plugged in to meter). Works great for me so far.


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Jun 29, 2008 16:26 |  #9

rollsman wrote in post #5815447 (external link)
I will bite the bullet and get the Sekonic 358. thank you

You will not regret that decision. And that meter has capabilities for any future use you might find.


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