18th May 2004, 08:46 PM
what is a good, accurate and cheap light meter?
as above.. with spot metering and such.
and does this measure incident light? or it's another kind of light meter altogether?
18th May 2004, 08:59 PM
18th May 2004, 09:00 PM
If I am not mistaken, any hand held light meters with spot metering is not going to be cheap. It should be in the region of above $500+.
Most lightmeters if not all takes incident light reading. A basic light meter that can measure incident and reflecting light cost around $100-$300+.
You can try Minolta or Sekonic meters if you want spot metering.
18th May 2004, 09:08 PM
A cheap light meter is the Polaris 2. IIRC, it comes with a 10/18 degree spot attachment. Check out with Ruby on it's price, should be below $300. I won't vouch for its accuracy though and breakdown tendency is high.
A good and accurate light meter is not cheap IMHO. You can consider the Sekonic L308 or the Minolta Flashmeter Vf. I think CP is selling it at $530.
19th May 2004, 08:39 PM
wow thanks guys for your inputs.. will look into the price issue, it's indeed not cheap to own a good one, especially with spot metering.