Hi guys..so long story short, I have about $300 to spend and still am just a portrait guy. Anything such as landscape is purely for my walls. I did my first senior photo session last night and it went fine using my 568exii and a 40x40 soft box. Sure there were times I had to try TTL (not good) and after just use M and adjust up and down to taste.
The thing is is that I still have always wanted to get a light meter since im still doing outdoor portrait and know it would help me. I also want eventually to purchase a cheap battery solution to allow me to use my strobe (Flashpoint 300w) outdoors with its own soft box… I don’t know of a cheap solution.
I feel that a meter such as the 358 or 478? Would be a good choice. I know that 478 allows fort software calibration with my 60D whereas the the 358 would not. Also, I know that both can use a separate spot meter but looks like those are expensive. Too bad, because I would love to use it for landscape work.
I guess that’s my question, is what would benefit me more. Getting a meter or something else like a battery pack so I could use my strobe on location. I still only have portrait work coming up, maternity, newborn, family etc.
I would love your thoughts on this…it looks like ebay would have the 358 for around $200 which leaves some extra ash and the the 478 is around $330. Or could I achieve the same results with the $100 small one I think tis the 308?