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    Spot meter recommendations

    My spot meter got busted so I need to replace it. I want to get something reasonable, probably used.
    What recommendations do you have?
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    Re: Spot meter recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    My spot meter got busted so I need to replace it. I want to get something reasonable, probably used.
    What recommendations do you have?
    Pentax Spotmeter V is still excellent and if you avoid going for a mint example you can get them for little money.

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    Re: Spot meter recommendations

    Such a huge selection to choose from. Hmm......


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    Re: Spot meter recommendations

    The Pentax V was one of the main meters I was looking at.
    Do others also recommend the Pentax V?
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    Re: Spot meter recommendations

    I have a Sekonic L-758DR. It gives me several meter options, including a 1 degree spot.

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    Re: Spot meter recommendations

    I have a Sekonic L758DR and a Minolta Spotmeter F, I tend to use the Spotmeter F outside and the L758DR indoors with flash using the Pocket Wizard Radio Trigger.

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    Re: Spot meter recommendations

    Hi Barry,

    Keep your eyes open for a previously owned Pentax digital meter that has been modified by Zone VI, in excellent condition.

    They come up for sale on this forum once in a while. More expensive than the Pentax V, but worth it.

    It's a great meter for LF photography.

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    Re: Spot meter recommendations

    The Pentax Spot Meter V is a great meter. You can pick one up for around $100.00 off Ebay.

    The Pentax Digital Spot Meter is newer and more compact and of course higher in price.

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    Re: Spot meter recommendations

    I think I am going for the Pentax V. There are several on ebay like you said.
    Thanks
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    Re: Spot meter recommendations

    Barry,

    Be aware that there are several versions of the Pentax V meter. They are larger and bulkier than the digital meters.

    They often need re-calibrating.

    Older Pentax V's take batteries that are difficult to find. Newer ones take expensive silver batteries.

    There is a Pentax digital meter for sale on this forum at a reasonable price. It uses batteries that are less expensive and easier to find.

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