27th April 2003, 07:14 AM
What's a good and cheap light meter i can get?
(preferably those small, portable type)
27th April 2003, 07:38 AM
27th April 2003, 11:29 AM
I was told AP has Polaris light meter <$200. Please call them to find out the details. If y ou don't mind secondhand but well maintained, get a Sekonic from Mr Sumesh selling at yahoo:
Please note that he's been ill, so it may take him a while to respond to your email/queries. But he's helpful and polite.
Last edited by rubric; 27th April 2003 at 11:32 AM.
28th April 2003, 04:35 AM
Well, if you are looking for a good lightmeter.
You can consider the Minolta range, one of the best around.
Their standard meter is the Auto Meter 5F. VERY, very accurate and can take several readings at once. You can also meter for different lights in a studio to get an average etc etc.
However, if you are going for cheaper alternatives, you can go Sekonics, some of the newer ones has all the features of the Minolta meters, but at a cheaper price.
3rd May 2003, 02:37 PM
Just a newbie question:
What's the diff between a flash meter and an ambient light meter?
3rd May 2003, 10:38 PM
Went to both CP and Alan foto... cannot seem to find a cheap ambient light meter?!!
Can anyone help?
3rd May 2003, 10:49 PM
What's your budget..... I'm afraid a good light meter starts at around $400.
3rd May 2003, 11:02 PM
oh dear, mine's below 200 bucks...
a salesman at CP told me i cld get a light meter without flash metering functions at 100 odd though...
4th May 2003, 01:56 AM
4th May 2003, 02:01 AM
4th May 2003, 02:17 AM
If you don't need a flash meter try to find a polaris or Gossen or sekonic.
The one from the yahoo auction is a good one.
Another point is this: there are mainly two types of readings: analog scales (where you instantly see the whole range of shutter speeds and apertures) or digital scale (where you only ONE value). Also check if you can use the EV value if you find that easier to use.
If you do need a flashmeter the price will go up, Poalris has a good one as well as Minolta and Gossen. You can pick up a used Minolta IVf maybe for around $250-300 now. No need to get the latest ones lah, they are all accurate.
4th May 2003, 02:32 AM
Thankx for e advice, but can someone tell me where to get?
CP and AP no stock leh
4th May 2003, 03:39 AM
I have a Gossen Digisix sitting on top of my table now. Got this off ebay for a modest sum of about SGD200. Small and compact.
BTW, if you are looking for the Polaris meter, you might be able to find it at Ruby's.