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#1 Alexander Boyd

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:08 AM

Hey there, 

 

having a hard time deciding on one of these spot meters. Would love to hear your thoughts/experiences as I'm planning to get my first SM, using it on a few upcoming film projects. 

 

Thanks for your advice!


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:29 PM

I always just tended to use my Sekonic 758 cine which has a built in spot. It never let me down.


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#3 Alexander Boyd

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

Hi Adrian,

 

I'd probably go for the Sekonic 758 too if it would be within my budget (hoping to spend $250-275 for a used one).


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#4 Zac Fettig

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 01:54 PM

If you're looking used, you could try a Sekonic L-558. Previous generation. I'll be honest, my 758 is my single most valuable piece of filmmaking kit. I use it all the time. And honestly, it'll probably outlast all the digital cameras I have.


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#5 Alexander Boyd

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:04 PM

Hi Zac, 

 

I did look into the Sekonic L-558, though I only found the non-cine version. I think the filter compensation feature of the cine version would be quite nice. 


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#6 John E Clark

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:54 PM

I'd recommend looking at the 'cine' Sekonics. I bought an L-308DC to 'assist' in evaluating the light in terms of footcandles, which is the typical unit of measure for film lights.

 

I've had a Minolta Spot F for years. I bought that after having my Honeywell Pentax meter stolen, and had 3 replacement units flake out in rapid succession.


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