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#1 christianhennermann

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:11 PM

and is there some other sekonic "cine" still around? on the sekonic homepage they only got the l-758 cine which is realy expensive...
what about the 608/618 or 558? ist there a cine version still available? i mean new?

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:50 PM

AFAIK they were all replaced by the 758.
If you're a student or you know a student you can get a mad discount from Mac On Campus. . . I think around $400 for a new L758.
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#3 John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:01 PM

You can still get the 558 off Ebay if you want.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:49 PM

There are plenty of meters available that don't costan arm and a leg. My main meter (Minolta Autometer Vf) cost a hundred bucks and my backup (spectra classic) cost me 40.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:45 PM

I suggest to search for Kenko KFM-2100. in fact it is the minolta product sold, after sony took over, to another manufacturer, namely tokina. the product is the same. I own a minolta flash meter VI f, and I value it to be better then any sekonic I've used. my only disappointment is it's lack of waterproofing but I would still buy a new one as a backup.
and it's cheaper.
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#6 oscar jimenez

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:37 PM

A good light meter is very important, more important is the man behind the light meter, be it a super simple model ( such as Spectra Candela Classic, never fails!!!) or a brand new Sekonic with features for cinematographers such as film compensation, etc. but is a great meter indeed anyways!!!
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