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    Hey all, I just got into medium format using a hasselblad 500c and due to not have a built in I am looking for a light meter. Dont really know much about them and I am not looking for a really expensive one. Just one that is lower than $100 cause im a broke college student and not really into daytime photography. any suggestions would be really appreciated!! Thanks!

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    Which type?

    * Ambient
    * Spot
    * Flash
    * Reflective

    Mounted via cold/hotshoe or hand held?

    Some units have several types built into the same unit.

    I found my Sekonic 308 digital on ebay several years ago for just about $100. Handheld; flash; ambient; reflective.
     
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    At one time the Sekonic L-398 was the standard classic ambient light meter ... and it was not expensive.

    Not sure if the price has gone up on it.
     
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    The L-398 is still alive and well as the L-398a, but its a bit out of the OP's price range at ~$180 USD, at least new. The OP might consider the Sekonic L-208 which is ~$95 USD new.

    Both can work as either an incident or reflected meter and have proper EV scales, which are quite useful with older Hassey lenses which have EV settings.
     
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    thanks!
     
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    whats the difference between spot, flash, ambient, and cline?
     
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