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Old 06-20-2007   #1
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I am looking for a light meter and would like to stay below the $200 price range. Here is a link to some meters and I would appreciate any suggestions on maybe the top 4-5 on the page.
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I would also be willing to listen to any other suggestions for meters that you may have.

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Dan

Edit Note: I forgot to add the link, forgive me!

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I am curious as to the meters some folks are using as well.

I have the Sekonic 308S, a very basic flash and light meter, but I am recently thinking I'd like some spot metering ability as well as possibly wireless and I'm very much looking in the direction of the new Sekonic 758DR, which allows for the downloading of your camera's profile to it and it will give you readings of ambient vs flash lighting and the mix ratio of each.

That being said, does anyone know anything about the re-introduction (I think) of the Minolta meters (an industry legend in the way of light meters) under the Kenko name by THK Photo products?
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I hadn't heard about that. I just bought the 758D and will be adding the "R" capability. I like tools that give me information I can use. I have the MInolta Flashmeter III and IV. I got the IV for the film plane metering wand for my 4x5, but I really preferred to use the III. I like the batteries in the IV however.

Go to ShootSmarter.com and look at there recommendations for flashmeters. I know they like one of the Gossens as a low cost option, but I can't remember the exact number.
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I am curious as to the meters some folks are using as well.
I've been using borrowed copies of an older Sekonic L308 model- the L308B II or something. The display appears to be the biggest difference between it and the current S model, but other than that I don't know what else has been updated. Very basic flash and ambient meter, but it gets the job done.
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An e-mail from Glen Nash at THK informed me that as of the end of May, the Kenko meters hadn't come in and would be probably a couple months. I need to replace a battery cover for my Minolta Auto Meter IVF and was hoping to get one from THK. So, July should find them available. I have seen a magazine ad for them. This, I hope, would mean they are currently available, but I can't say for sure. I'll try e-mailing Glen again and see if I can find out more.
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I have several lightmeters:

Complete digital: Gossen Variosix F2, with spotmetering (good for studio work)
Digital/Analog: Digisix (nice little gadget)
Analog: Lunasix 3 with spotmeting+continous metering
Analog: Lunasix F (perfect for using with the zone system).

The digisix is very handy and includes flash metering. Maybe this is something for you.


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