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Old Nov 9, 2006, 10:24 AM   #1
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I've been reading on the forums that a light meter is needed for studio lighting and wondered if anyone could recommend a good/inexpensive one. What features should I look for in a meter?

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Old Nov 9, 2006, 1:11 PM   #2
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Just be certain you purchase a "FLASH METER" They will read a strobe light flash. A regular light meter won't. I don't think anyone makes a bad one. Just some have a lot more features on them and cost a lot more.

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Old Nov 10, 2006, 2:54 PM   #3
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A very good incident/flash meter to consider is the Sekonic L-358. Not sure what price they are now, but paid $219 for mine, and it was worth every penny.
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Old Nov 11, 2006, 8:30 AM   #4
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I use a Polaris which will meter flash or natural light (incident and reflected). You can trigger it from a PC cord to take test readings. Just got my new B&H catalog and it's going for $160 US. A good meter at a good price IMO.
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Although Konica Minolta is no longer in the photography equipment business, their flash meters are still quite good. I have the flash meter V. I'm sure there are still some closeouts going for these alsoat some of the local camera stores.
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I read a comparison review of them somewhere. The fancy ones with the most features performed exactly as the cheaper (JTL...$50.00 or so), as far as metering went. Of course, having the meter trigger your flash units is a nice perk......
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Old Nov 13, 2006, 11:51 AM   #7
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Thank you all for your input. Since I'm just starting out I really value any advice I can get from those with experience.

I'll keep everything in mind as I'm researching my flash/light meter purchase.

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