Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:40 PM
Thanks for your thoughts,
Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:48 PM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 06:15 PM
I am in the process of shopping for a light meter. I have looked around on the internet at various websites and I cannot really decide on which one I want/need. I am considering the Sekonic L-558 Cine, if anyone has this meter or has used it, please send me your feedback.
For something that will last, the Spectra IV-A is excellent. I've had one for seven years and it is still spot on when metered against my sekonic analog. Very durable and simple to use. Lasts long on a single battery and has all the features necessary to make ratio calculations, memory etc.
I also have a Sekonic L-558cine which I like but I can't vouch for how long it will last since I've only had it for about a year. The Sekonic is good for me because I like to switch back and forth from spot to incident often which is why I use it now as my primary meter. More expensive and more of a battery consumer. Has a lot of options that might go beyond what is really necessary (for example, I don't really use the filter-factor feature as I tend to calculate that into my ei rating).
But I have never had a problem with the Spectra - it is a solid choice and it comes at a very good price. I would say if you are not really interested in a dual-system meter, then take a very good look at the spectra.