old bowens flash meters...

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  1. puyjapin

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    does anyone know if these old items are worth anything?? i have got 2 old flash meters which are not that much use with digital. id say they are late 60s/70s...
    does anyone use this type of equipment thesedays??
     
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    Why wouldn't they be useful with digital?

    Light is light.
     
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    cant i just use the histogram?
     
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    Or your camera's built in light meter.
     
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    Yes, absolutely. But there are still many uses for a flash meter.

    For example, when you want to know or set your lighting ratios between main, fill, hair lights etc.

    That won't work for metering external flash.
     
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    I must be blind, I don't see where external flash was mentioned :lol:
     
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    so all in all they are worth keeping?? in conjunction with my used bowend lights i bought?
     
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    Title of the thread...
    I figured if they have flash meters....they might be wanting to measure flash. ;)

    If you've got some studio lights, then absolutely yes I'd want to have a flash meter to go along with them.
     

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