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#1 Orlin S

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

Hi there,

I'm looking for a new light meter. I'm pretty sure that the Seconic 758 Cine, would be the best choice for me, but today i went to a used equip store and i found used sekonic 758D in a very good condition, for half it's retail price. So my question is, does it worth spending twice for the Cine version ?
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#2 Chris Millar

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:30 PM

Not twice no...

The cine is helpful but in this case get the cheaper one
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#3 Mark Baluk

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:42 AM

I found the cine version extremely helpful and useful. if you can get it, go for the cine
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:04 AM

I found the cine version extremely helpful and useful. if you can get it, go for the cine

Which functions of the cine do you find more useful ? I mean in practice.
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#5 Chris Millar

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:17 PM

Well, I dont use it day in day out lately - so I find myself struggling with my memory on how to use it...

That being said, the obvious factor of the cine over the standard is the shutter angle adjustment and the direct fps entry option - that way you're not having to think about calculating the shutter speed, which can take time if you're changing either often ... then again, with some individuals that actually works against you as you have a layer of control abstraction removing you from the reality of the exposure. Feel free to use that as justification that the standard version is still a good choice Posted Image.
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#6 Chris Millar

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:19 PM

There are other 758 owners here who will chime in (I would have thought they would have by now ?) - so dont just take my word for it.
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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:07 PM

I've only ever used the cine. I like it; but not knowing what it has over the other one; cant tell you which is best.
I do like the FSP setting, but that depends a bit on how much off-speed stuff you do.
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#8 Orlin S

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

First, thank you very much for your response. Second, when I use the shutter speed, instead of FPS by simply typing the 2x fps value ( 25fps = 1/50....120fps = 1/240) i'll get the corect exposure for 180 degree right ?
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#9 Paul Bartok

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:34 AM

Funny thing I just bought mine, I couldn't afford/not really wanting to fork out that much, I'm a Cinematographer and Photographer so I went for L-758D I find that It's best for both worlds, if you can afford the Cine then by all means get it, but you can defiantly be ahead by using the D or DR.

I apologize if this isn't what your asking but It sounds like you want to convert Shutter degree to shutter speed.

1/32 = 270

1/48 = 180

1/50 = 172.8

1/60 = 144

1/96 = 90

1/120 = 72

"(24 x 360) / Shutter Angle (i.e 8640 / xx where xx is xx degrees).

So the shutter speed for 144 degrees:

8640 / 144 = 60 (i.e 1/60th sec)"
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#10 Orlin S

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:00 AM

Funny thing I just bought mine, I couldn't afford/not really wanting to fork out that much, I'm a Cinematographer and Photographer so I went for L-758D I find that It's best for both worlds, if you can afford the Cine then by all means get it, but you can defiantly be ahead by using the D or DR.

I apologize if this isn't what your asking but It sounds like you want to convert Shutter degree to shutter speed.

1/32 = 270

1/48 = 180

1/50 = 172.8

1/60 = 144

1/96 = 90

1/120 = 72

"(24 x 360) / Shutter Angle (i.e 8640 / xx where xx is xx degrees).

So the shutter speed for 144 degrees:

8640 / 144 = 60 (i.e 1/60th sec)"


Thx for the answer. I always try to keep the 180 degree when shooting, because of the motion, so i was curios if it's the same, when i enter for example 180 degree + 120 fps On 758 CINE version, and when i just put 25 fps and 1/240 shutter speed On 758D version. I should get the same result right ?
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#11 Chris Millar

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:32 PM

1/240 on a D will give you the same result as 180deg and 120fps on a cine yes

Not sure about "25 fps and 1/240 shutter speed On 758D version" - you cant enter 25fps on the D version, and that combo would imply a shutter angle smaller than 180deg...
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#12 Orlin S

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:28 AM

1/240 on a D will give you the same result as 180deg and 120fps on a cine yes

Not sure about "25 fps and 1/240 shutter speed On 758D version" - you cant enter 25fps on the D version, and that combo would imply a shutter angle smaller than 180deg...

Manual says, that u can enter these frame rates : 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50, 60, 64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240, 256, 300 and 360 f/s. But still I think that setting fps is not necessary when u enter the correct shutter speed.
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#13 Chris Millar

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:43 AM

You can enter those on the D ?

oh wow ... wasn't aware - jeez just get the D - especially if you're sticking with 180deg shutters...

and yes the correct shutter speed is the correct shutter speed so go figure Posted Image
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:15 AM

You can enter those on the D ?

oh wow ... wasn't aware - jeez just get the D - especially if you're sticking with 180deg shutters...

and yes the correct shutter speed is the correct shutter speed so go figure Posted Image

I wasn't aware that it could either, can some one confirm this
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:23 AM

I wasn't aware that it could either, can some one confirm this

Manual page 19! ;)
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#16 Chris Millar

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:47 AM

Sure its not a combination manual ?

(too lazy to find it and checkPosted Image)
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#17 Paul Bartok

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:45 AM

I'm actually so surprised atm, its real you just have to keep scrolling till it goes into fps, the exposure is based on 180degree shutter angle and for non cine meters just change your ISO sensitivity to -1/3 for 160 degrees and +1/3 220. Nice find.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

Sure its not a combination manual ?

(too lazy to find it and checkPosted Image)

[L-758DR/758D]
The following Cine Speeds will be displayed:
2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50, 60,
64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240, 256, 300 and 360 f/s.
[L-758CINE]
The following Cine Speeds will be displayed:
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36,
40, 48, 50, 60, 64, 72, 75, 90, 96, 100, 120, 125, 128,
150,180, 200, 240, 250, 256, 300, 360, 375, 500, 625,
750 and 1000 f/s.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:44 AM

Great! I'll go for the D version. Looks like it's just Cine sticker for 200 $ :)
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#20 Mark Baluk

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:29 PM

PAge 39 of the manual as well, you can create filter compensations. when on set I've found those tremendously helpful. sure its just small math, but very simple to see certain exposures at literally a glance and switch betwen filter compensations

Edited by Mark Baluk, 19 August 2012 - 03:29 PM.

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