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#1 Seth Baldwin

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:59 AM

Hello,

 

I plan on purchasing a light meter soon, just wanted to hear based on experience would be the better model to buy for reliability, efficiency and over all control on set.

 

Thanks


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#2 Igor Trajkovski

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:27 PM

I like on specs the 858.
Seems got all you need.

 

What worries me is the boot time...

 

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Here on the topic of lightmetering & review of 858:

The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster: Is a light meter necessary in the digital age?

 

 

And here link to a thread with the same question on Reduser:

Sekonic L-858D vs L-758Cine

 

The last lengthy post on page 3 has some interesting points.
 

 

Best

 

Igor
 


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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:16 PM

Have one on the way for christmas i'll let you know what I think when i get it in my hand.


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#4 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:05 PM

I have the cheaper version of the 858 and it works well. I love the filter selection tools and touch screen, there is literally no way you can muck up any calculations.

The one thing I will say about the cheaper meter is that after 1 show, it fell apart. The 858 looks much sturdier which is really something to think about. I also wish mine had a spot meter, but it's incident only.

I will for sure be investing in an 858 soon... :)
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:19 AM

What cheaper 858? The 458-- incident meter?


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