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#1 Craig Knowles

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:33 PM

It's time to pick up a new light meter. I've been looking at the Sekonic 558 and 558 "Cine". The only difference seems to be the ability of the "Cine" to deal with different shutter angles (which is fairly easy to compute by hand anyway).

Is the "Cine" worth the extra $100? Is the shutter angle capability really the only difference? Anyone buy the 558 and wish they had spend the extra money on the "Cine"?
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#2 hoyte

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 11:52 PM

Best thing with the "cine" version: You can lock the dial so you won't make accidental changes in frame rate.
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 02:49 AM

[quote name='Craig Knowles' date='May 30 2006, 01:33 AM' post='107717']
It's time to pick up a new light meter. I've been looking at the Sekonic 558 and 558 "Cine". The only difference seems to be the ability of the "Cine" to deal with different shutter angles (which is fairly easy to compute by hand anyway).

Is the "Cine" worth the extra $100?

Hi,

IMHO no, the more complicated the meter the bigger chance of getting a false reading!

Stephen
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#4 oscar jimenez

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 12:22 PM

hI, i HAD THE OPTION TO BUY A 558 CINE, I BOUGHT THE 558 STRAIGHT, FOR SHUTTER ANGLES, AND BASIC FILTER COMPENSATION, I DO MY MATH LOWERING ASA VALUES, ANYWAY, USUALLY WOULD USE A 90, 45 OR 15 DEGREE SHUTTER ANGLE, OR FILTERS, POLA, ND'S, 85, 81 EF, FOR ME ITS NOT WORTH 100 BUCKS FOR GETTING A MATHEMATHICAL OPERATION THAT IS VERY SIMPLE.AND THAT CAN BE EASILY PERFORMED BY MY OWN.
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