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    Question Light meter

    Hi there!
    What's a good and cheap light meter i can get?
    (preferably those small, portable type)



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    Uh...actually most handheld light meters are small and portable

    Actually since someone started on this topic I'm oso interested to know what would be a good, bang-for-buck model for doing ambient/incident/flash light readings.

    Hope you don't mind me piggybacking your topic kree

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    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:
    http://page.auctions.shopping.yahoo....6?aucview=0x30
    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.

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    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.

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    Just a newbie question:
    What's the diff between a flash meter and an ambient light meter?

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    Went to both CP and Alan foto... cannot seem to find a cheap ambient light meter?!!

    Can anyone help?

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    What's your budget..... I'm afraid a good light meter starts at around $400.

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    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...

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    try a sekonic 308

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    Originally posted by GitS
    try a sekonic 308
    how come ?

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    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.

    Hong Sien

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    Thankx for e advice, but can someone tell me where to get?
    CP and AP no stock leh

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    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.

    http://www.gossen-photo.de/english/f...01_digisix.gif

    http://www.photographyreview.com/Lig...9_3115crx.aspx

    BTW, if you are looking for the Polaris meter, you might be able to find it at Ruby's.

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