Am thinking to buy the Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III meter to use mostly on 16mm cinematography....
Although seems controversial if it is actually a cine or still light meter... At Sekonic website it's said favorite with cinematographers the world over.
Am looking for one that I could afford and be great for the purpose. 16mm cinematography is what will be mainly used for.
So I wonder if I could get some advice, if this would do well or would be better buy another?
Flavio, it doesn't really matter if you use it for stills, 16mm, 35mm, 65mm or digital. It does what it supposed to, i.e. measures the amount of light. The 398A has its pros and cons, as pretty much every tool. It's relatively cheap and doesn't require batteries, but at the same time it's not immediate or precise as the digital ones, and it's not incredibly sensitive in low light, at least based on my experience. It's a great back-up meter for many people, though. There are other users on this forum who seem to love it, others don't. If you run a search about "studio deluxe", "398a" or "sekonic" in the whole forum you'll find many opinions.