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    yo fellows. anyone knows of any shop that sells sekonic incident light meter? 2nd hand or sumt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oreobro
    yo fellows. anyone knows of any shop that sells sekonic incident light meter? 2nd hand or sumt?
    This forum B&S or the Ruby or CP.

    YMMV

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    How much does the meter cost? Brand new and est. 2nd hand price....

    Thanks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by oreobro
    yo fellows. anyone knows of any shop that sells sekonic incident light meter? 2nd hand or sumt?
    TCW.

    TCW also sells new gray market ones which are cheaper but you don't get local warranty.

    The 308 should be good enough for most needs.

    You should check out the Polaris and Minolta meters too. You can get used Minolta meters quite cheap now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon
    How much does the meter cost? Brand new and est. 2nd hand price....

    Thanks....
    Depending on the number of features/functions a meter has, they range anywhere between $250-1000.

    The cheapest new Sekonic with flash and incident metering - the 308 should be about $300 or thereabouts.

    The cheapest Polaris costs about $250 I believe.

    Used Minolta IVs are about $250-300 - the Minoltas are very good meters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode
    Depending on the number of features/functions a meter has, they range anywhere between $250-1000.

    The cheapest new Sekonic with flash and incident metering - the 308 should be about $300 or thereabouts.

    The cheapest Polaris costs about $250 I believe.

    Used Minolta IVs are about $250-300 - the Minoltas are very good meters.
    Thanks bro for your information.... but usually, light meter is only used in studio right???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon
    ... but usually, light meter is only used in studio right???
    Not true. I use light meters both in and out of my studio. I even use my light meters in the darkroom.

    BTW, I have a Minolta Flash Meter V and a Sekonic 508.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Not true. I use a light meter both in and out of my studio. I even use my light meter in the darkroom.

    BTW, I have a Minolta Flash Meter V and a Sekonic 508.
    Gotta love those Sekonic meters, 2 in one Spot meter and incident, plus if you use pocket wizards, no damn sync cord to trip over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondasleeper
    Gotta love those Sekonic meters, 2 in one Spot meter and incident, plus if you use pocket wizards, no damn sync cord to trip over.
    You are absolutely right. Both my Minolta and Sekonics are workhorses. One for portraiture and the other for still life. There is a reason why I use the Sekonic for table-top shoots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    You are absolutely right. Both my Minolta and Sekonics are workhorses. One for portraiture and the other for still life. There is a reason why I use the Sekonic for table-top shoots.

    I have the Minolta Spot F and the Minolta V.

    Can't justify getting the Sekonic just yet. I would love to have one. It's a nice to have rather than a need to have kinda thing. One thing about the Minoltas is that all the time I have had them, never had an issue with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondasleeper
    I have the Minolta Spot F and the Minolta V.

    Can't justify getting the Sekonic just yet. I would love to have one. It's a nice to have rather than a need to have kinda thing. One thing about the Minoltas is that all the time I have had them, never had an issue with them.
    Same here. I never had any issues with my Minolta V either. However, I do have some very minor problems with my Sekonic when I shoot portraits, due to the retractable light dome. I get inconsistent readings in the obtaining light ratios.
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    I think for now I'll just stick with my Minoltas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondasleeper
    I think for now I'll just stick with my Minoltas.
    Minolta makes excellent light meters. Too bad they don't anymore after being acquired by Sony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Minolta makes excellent light meters. Too bad they don't anymore after being acquired by Sony.

    Damn!!! I wanted to get a color temp meter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondasleeper
    Damn!!! I wanted to get a color temp meter.
    You probably can still find some old stock, or worse come to worst, buy it used.

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    I probably will have to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondasleeper
    I probably will have to do that.
    Good luck in finding one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon
    Thanks bro for your information.... but usually, light meter is only used in studio right???
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_meter

    This article should answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_meter

    This article should answer your question.
    Thanks bro for your link!
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    I am just curious...

    What are some of the functions of the light meters???

    As in what function does it have and what can it do...

    Beside noting the aperature, and shutter speed...
    Last edited by Halfmoon; 20th August 2006 at 06:47 PM.
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