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Old Apr 27, 2016, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default I need help choosing a light meter

I am an electrical contractor and new to photography. looking for a light meter that displays photography readings, and also footcandles, lux, lumens. I need info for lighting audits and recommendations. Is such meter available ( at a reasonable cost ) or not. There are so many options available, I am only locating one type or the other. Or would it be better to get one of each type
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Old Apr 27, 2016, 6:51 PM   #2
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G'day mate

I would be looking for a 2nd-hand one, maybe the favourite Sixtar model from the 1970s. Uses std LR44 batteries, so no issues there

Probably find them at collectors markets & trash 'n treasure stalls


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You need something like what is on this page:http://www.mcmelectronics.com/browse...ers/0000001888

A photographic light meter probably isn't going to help you much, as they are for calculating exposures with cameras.
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G'day mate

The Gossen range of pro light meters [from the 1960s to 1980s admittedly] all have a Lux / Lumins scale on the rear face of the meter. EvilBay has these things for around $75 to $100

You take a meter reading normally, read the EV number, turn the meter over & get your lumens reading that way



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