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358 sekonic worth this price? Or get 558?

 
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Sep 16, 2014 19:34 |  #1

So I have the 358 but want the 1degree spot meter function of the 558 and 758. Someone will sell me their spot attachment for $65. Since I paid $200 for the 358 mint it seems like a good deal but I also found out that u have to look at the screen every time u meter and it's not in the spot viewfinder. Doesn't seem like a huge deal but would it make sense to just grt the 558 if I don't need it to do custom calibration to my exact camera? Or stick with the 358 and spot attachment for the price?

Btw/ I want a spot meter so I'm not having to use th 70-200 in spot mode just to get a couple values if I'm averaging thrm out.
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Sep 16, 2014 19:56 |  #2

I honestly think that you wont use the spotmeter as much as you imagine you will. Since your camera has spot metering and your other equipment needs are there I think you may be getting a bit of feature creep gear syndrome. A spot meter was a lot more critical for film but the instant feedback from digital combined with internal spot metering its reached the point of luxury.




  
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Sep 16, 2014 20:45 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #3

I can't even remember using my 358 (or any hand held meter I've owned) as a reflectance meter.


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Sep 16, 2014 20:49 |  #4

Thanks guys! Yeah truth be told it was just going to be for landscape.. i guess ive been watching too many videos about getting averages etc but i know my 358 can do that i just have to swap from camera to meter to get an average... OR just shoot for highlights and open up about 2.5 stops...i guess lol




  
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