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#1 rajavel

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 04:15 AM

hi all
i already posess a minolta 4f. i need to buy a dual lightmeter that can take care of the
incident as well as the spot meter reading. can anyone suggest a sekonic or any other
lightmeter that will do its job. what is spl about the 1 degree zoom ???in the spot meter option.
thanks
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#2 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 02:01 PM

I have used a Sekonic 508C for a few years and it has served me well.
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#3 rodblackhurst

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 09:02 AM

I've got the same question. I have a Sekonic L-398M Studio Deluxe II and am looking to upgrade in the same way.

Thanks for the help,
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#4 Cole Webley

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 06:13 PM

I just got the Sekonic L-558R. Works great but wish I could have gotten the cine dual master -- the L-558R is a top light meter for still photography -- but I had to get one before a shoot and this is all B&H was carrying at the time. Oh, well...works great and better resale value.
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#5 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 06:26 AM

Really, nothing beats the trusted L-398. No batteries, built like a tank and very accurate. It's also retro-cool and shows that you know what you're doing.

I personally use a Gossen Digiflash exclusively. It's the smallest and lightest lightmeter ever made (40gr). I got sick of misplacing the big meters I was using. Or I sat on them because I forgot I put them on the seat to the dolly or some silly thing like that. This tiny one I can have around my neck or in a breast pocket all day long without even noticing it. Really recommend it.

As for spotmeters - well, you know how I feel about them. I've probably needed a spotmeter reading about 3 times in my career - that's it. And on all those occasions the gaffer had one. :D

Pointless to own.


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#6 Arni Heimir

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 06:29 AM

I've been using the Sekonic L 558 cine since December. It adjusts to shutter angle, frame rate and iso speed. It is "idiot-proof", but, of course, I had problems with it to begin with. The only problem is the price.
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#7 Cole Webley

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:43 PM

That was my problem too--so I decided to just do the math and adjust for shutter angle that way until I could afford one. The L-558 Dual Master is working great for me now-- I do agree with Adam, their size can be a pain sometimes.
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