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Your Opinions On This Incident Meter...  
User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

I am planning to buy an incident meter. I have about $200 to spend and the L-358 is within this price range. Just wondering if any of you have any opinions on this particular model. Here is an example:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sekonic-L-358-Fl...QQcategoryZ708QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks,
JD

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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

The L-358 is a great meter. It's one of the ones I use, and is a little more feature rich then the Minolta. If you can, go try them side by side.

User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Thanks,
Could you suggest any others that might be a little less $$. I might just get one used, but if I could get one new under $175, that would be better. I don't need lots of features...just good exposures.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Reply 2):
Could you suggest any others that might be a little less $$.

Hmmmmm....not really. The 358 or Minolta IV or V are really the only ones I looked at for digital incident meters. Most of the others are just flash only.


User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3225 times:

After doing some more research I found this model, which is a little more within my price range:


http://cgi.ebay.com/Sekonic-L-308S-F...sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Jeff, do you (or anyone else) have any experience with the 308? As mentioned above, I'm not looking for lots of bells and whistles. If it saves me $75-$100 and gets the same quality exposure, with less features (that I don't need)...then I'm in!

P.S. (&correction to above) The L358 is more like $350-$375/ a little out of my price range.

[Edited 2006-03-22 00:16:21]

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

It looks like from what I could tell from the ebay ad that it will work just fine. It doesn't have a Pocket Wizard setup, but other then that it should work.

User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3211 times:
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I have the Sekonic Flashmate L-308B. Very basic, but it does the job just fine.

I get confused with the metering scale sometimes, and sometimes I wish it had spot-metering capability!



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User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

Does the 358 have spot metering? I didn't notice that in the description.

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Reply 7):
Does the 358 have spot metering? I didn't notice that in the description.

No, that would kind of defeat the purpose of an ambient light meter, you get an incident meter to read light falling on your subject, your camera already reads light reflecting off.........


User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 8):
No, that would kind of defeat the purpose of an ambient light meter, you get an incident meter to read light falling on your subject, your camera already reads light reflecting off.........

This is true...However, I was just thinking of it as a feature that I might need in some other situation in the future. But again, the main purpose is to have a device capable of incident metering. So it sounds like the less expensive model may due the trick and satisfy my budget requirements.

Thanks, JD


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