Like many others, I suppose, I have a collection of working light meters that I have acquired over the years. One, a Minolta IVF, has quit giving an accurate reading. I have kept it as a back up to a Pentax spot meter, because it gave flash as well as ambient light readings. Today, however, when the battery died in the Pentax, I got the Minolta out and found that it is, now, two stops off.
I am curious if someone can recommend a meter that would replace both the Minolta and the Pentax? What I would like to have is a current production 1 degree digital spot meter that would give incident and reflected ambient readings and flash, as well. I want the 1 degree capability of the Pentax, but I dislike its bulk and the fiddly process of getting it in and out of its case along with the fact that it does not directly give readings in EV equivalents for any film speed other than 100. As to the Minolta, I liked it fine, but it only gave 5 degree spot readings and having to use all of the adapters to convert it from incident to reflected to spot and to flash and having separate cases for the meter and the attachments made it less convenient than it might have been.
So; is there a meter that has 1 degree spot reflected readings, as well as incident and flash capability that would allow culling my collection down to just one and getting rid of the rest? Or, if not, is there a meter you would recommend that would perform all of the functions of the Minolta IVF without having to have a lot of attachments to keep track of and fiddle with?