Recommendations for an incident light meter?


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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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CaeSiuM said:
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 :)


darrelchia said:
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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darrelchia said:
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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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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rueyloon said:
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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