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#1 Rob Wilton

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 08:25 AM

Hey,

Im interested in buying a sekonic light meter, to use on set for my student production.
The cine version of newest light meters are way more expensive than the regular one.....

can anybody tell me the diferences between the two, and whether its worth the extra money?

thanks!!!!!

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#2 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:39 AM

First, you get the typical cine and video frame trates of 24 and 25 fps (and therefore the exposure times, resp. 1/48 and 1/50 s). But if you work at 30 fps, the still photo 1/60 s is sufficient and won't be very far from 1/48 or 1/50 s anyway.

Also, you have a compensation for the shutter angle if you work at a different value than 180° (144°, 170°, 172.8°)
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:39 AM

First, you get the typical cine and video frame trates of 24 and 25 fps (and therefore the exposure times, resp. 1/48 and 1/50 s). But if you work at 30 fps, the still photo 1/60 s is sufficient and won't be very far from 1/48 or 1/50 s anyway.

Also, you have a compensation for the shutter angle if you work at a different value than 180° (144°, 170°, 172.8°)


Hi,

The cheaper non cine range have most usual frame rates in an case. My L-508 has from 2- 360 FPS including 24,25 + 30.

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#4 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:42 AM

Great ! are they still selling this one ?

By the way, Rob, can you consider buying second hand ?
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#5 John Holland

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:55 AM

hi guys i still have and use a L-398 studio deluxe , given to me by David Watkin , dont use it all the time but , feels good when i do . Love sekonic meters . john holland , ps got some other old ones also from Mr Watkin .
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#6 Stephen Williams

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:18 AM

Great ! are they still selling this one ?

By the way, Rob, can you consider buying second hand ?


Hi,

I got mine from B+H video, they claimed it was a demo model, but the box was still factory sealed!

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#7 Scott Fritzshall

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:12 PM

I recall that Sekonic has some sort of deal for students where you can get a meter for like half-price. I saw it in a brochure once, but can't find any info online. It might be worth contacting the company about.

Edited by Scott Fritzshall, 12 January 2006 - 01:13 PM.

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#8 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:27 PM

I work with the 508C cinema meter and am very happy with it. Just watch that ring that switches the meter from spot to incident.
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#9 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:43 PM

Just watch that ring that switches the meter from spot to incident.


I second that ! :lol:
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