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Buying A Light Meter

 
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Feb 06, 2011 15:55 |  #1

I'm looking to get a light meter. I really don't want to spend a lot of money but I want something that is halfway decent. Any suggestions???


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Feb 06, 2011 17:31 |  #2

Sekonic L-308S is the one most people go for. Very good, not too costly.


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Feb 06, 2011 17:44 |  #3

Plenty of great used quality meters, with the Sekonic, Minolta, and Gossen brand names!


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Feb 06, 2011 20:08 |  #4

This Polaris is surprisingly good for it's price, I picked mine up real cheap at a yard sale just to have as a backup and while it has no where near the features of my Sekonic 758 it is very accurate and consistent. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …olaris_Digital_​Meter.html (external link)


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Feb 06, 2011 23:40 |  #5

Thank you all so much!


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Feb 06, 2011 23:44 |  #6

Go Sekonic! You really cant go wrong there.


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Feb 07, 2011 12:28 |  #7

ben_r_ wrote in post #11791854 (external link)
Go Sekonic! You really cant go wrong there.

If buying used, one can be buying the quirky display version Sekonics, before they wised up. Prior to the current Sekonics, if the reading was 0.7EV more than f/4, you were shown f/4 as a number '4' and seven little 'bars' that you had to count, a very quirky way to show this.
OTOH, Minolta meters of the time (and the current Sekonic meters) show '47'


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