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    Default Recommendations for an incident light meter?

    Hi guys,

    I'm getting a light meter for some architecture photography work and I need recommendation from you guys. I'm on a tight budget and I don't need sophisticated equipment, just need one that can give pretty accurate reading via incident metering.

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    Minolta Vf or something like that...

    selling at CP for around 500 plus...

    should last you quite a long time (if you are careful)

    If you want those all in one type...

    Minolta 6 is the latest stuff in the market.... (all in 1)
    but going for a rather steep price of 700 plus...
    and you'd problably not use the 1 degree spot meter .. unless you are into landscape too

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    Thanks for the recommendation, Sputnik. But the Vf is still kind of out of my budget. Sorry for not being specific enough, I was looking in the range of around $300. Is there any by Sekonic or Polaris which I can consider?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaeSiuM
    Thanks for the recommendation, Sputnik. But the Vf is still kind of out of my budget. Sorry for not being specific enough, I was looking in the range of around $300. Is there any by Sekonic or Polaris which I can consider?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last time i checked (2-3 weeks ago), the Polaris one was going at $240 at Ruby, $260 at John 3:16... if ur keen, maybe we can get together and buy a couple of units (got a few others interested as well) , may get a better price.

    I was told the Polaris one is a cheaper, reversed engineered version of the Seksonic one ....

    Cheers
    Darrel

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    the polaris one here is which model? someone organising MO? i may be interested


    Quote Originally Posted by darrelchia
    Last time i checked (2-3 weeks ago), the Polaris one was going at $240 at Ruby, $260 at John 3:16... if ur keen, maybe we can get together and buy a couple of units (got a few others interested as well) , may get a better price.

    I was told the Polaris one is a cheaper, reversed engineered version of the Seksonic one ....

    Cheers
    Darrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrelchia
    Last time i checked (2-3 weeks ago), the Polaris one was going at $240 at Ruby, $260 at John 3:16... if ur keen, maybe we can get together and buy a couple of units (got a few others interested as well) , may get a better price.

    I was told the Polaris one is a cheaper, reversed engineered version of the Seksonic one ....

    Cheers
    Darrel
    Thanks for the offer Darrel, however I sort of need it urgently. Do you know the model number of the Polaris meter that you've just mentioned?

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    I got my Sekonic 308 at $300. Works well, and quite compact. No spot metering though.

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    just wondering, how are you going to do incident metering for architectural photography ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaeSiuM
    Thanks for the offer Darrel, however I sort of need it urgently. Do you know the model number of the Polaris meter that you've just mentioned?
    errmm .. dunno the model number... i don't think polaris produces a lot of light meters ... just go to the shop and ask for a polaris light meter, they will know ... dun have to try cathay, they don't sell this.

    Cheers
    Darrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by rueyloon
    just wondering, how are you going to do incident metering for architectural photography ?
    Yeah I just realised too. I was doing a bit of reading up and found that what they meant was an incident meter with spot meter attachment.

    Thanks for pointing out.

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