Light meters

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  1. Sweetsomedays

    Sweetsomedays TPF Noob!

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    I am looking at getting one. I would like input from that have them use um.. Which do you like? What do you suggest?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you need just an ambient light meter or do you need to meter flash as well?

    I'd recommend the Sekonic L-308S or better yet, the L-358. HERE
     
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    Sweetsomedays TPF Noob!

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    I really do need both.

    Thanks! I will read up on that.
     
  4. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I've got the L-358 and use it a surprising amount of the time. I have to say I've not tried it out with flash, but having the facility is why I bought that model in the first place. Have to say that I've learned to trust what I'm being told by the hand-held where I couldn't say the same about the 350D's TTL metering.
     
  5. Helen B

    Helen B TPF Noob!

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    I agree with Chris and Mike on the L-358. Some of the Minolta meters are being reborn as Kenko meters, and the KFM-1100 (=Minolta Auto Meter V F) might be a contender. If you wanted spot metering as well it would not be the best choice - something like the L-758DR, which is a combination incident and spot would be better.

    Thre's another recent thread on light meters here:link.

    Best,
    Helen
     
  6. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Another vote for the Sekonic 358. Great meter that has served me well. If you need to step up later the L-758DR is the way to go. Even if you do step up someday the 358 is a great meter to have in your bag always.
     
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    shaunx TPF Noob!

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    hey buddy i am model for some companies.they use to take pictures in nikon D100.here is picture of that..juz check the specificatons of it...

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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Huh???? What has this post to do with the OP's question about light meters?:confused:
     
  9. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    After seeing this gentleman's last 4-5 posts, I was going to get nasty... then I tried the ignore feature... it works REALLY well on this board! ;) ;) ;)
     

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