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Choosing a good new style lightexposure meter

pallydou

Active Member
Hi,

Since I am going to out of my job, I need to return the old style Minolta exposure meter back to my colleague.

I'm now considering a digital exposure meter. Should I choose a meter with spot metering or just a plain incident light ones?

Which one will you choose? A KonicaMinolta Flash 6 or a Sekonic L608 or else? There is no Gossen here so forget it.

Thanks for your help.

Pal
 

flo

Member
Hi Pal
For a few months now I have the Sekonic L608. I bought it new via eBay for much less than I would have paied here in Switzerland.
I personally do not know the KonicaMinolta Meter but you cannot go wrong with the Sekonic. It offers you all you could wish for including incident and spot metering both for flash as well. Flash metering can be done wired or wireless and even with their new remote functionality (additional kit to buy). The Sekonic-Website gives thorough information on all specs.
Since I am doing a lot of Zone-Metering the spot meter is crucial and very accurate. With the Sekonic you can even "zoom" between 4° and 1°.
It is indeed not cheap but what you get is great.
cheers.
 

gjames52

Well-Known Member
Pal:

I really like my L508 with its zoom spot meter and flash meter etc. Ability to program 2 film speeds at once; lots of features. The Sekonic L608 also has radio capabilities.

Good Metering:

Gilbert
 

simonpg

Well-Known Member
Don't overlook the Sekonic L558. It has radio connectivity like the L608; plus spot, ambient, flash/ambient/balanced metering. It's nice and intuitive to use as well. The 558 is feature packed and was (when I bought it) significantly cheaper. But, maybe the L608 includes the radio unit. See Sekonic's web site.
 

davej

New Member
I use a 'POLARIS dual 5' light metre. We also use them at the studio I work at. After 25 years of using most brands of light metres, my boss found the Polaris to be inexpensive and durable. With both incident & spot metering its ideal for any type of photography. Definately worth checking out Polaris if your in the market for a 'tough' light metre.
 

pallydou

Active Member
Thanks Dave,

I don't think there is Polaris in Hong Kong. However, thanks for providing this information.
 
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