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Thread: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter View Post
    Have you tried having it checked by Quality Light Metric in Hollywood? Call them to drop it off (they don't have a storefront). Very highly recommended.
    The storefront does exist:

    Quality Light Metric Co.
    7095 Hollywood Blvd # 550
    Hollywood, Ca. 90028

    This is the address where I shipped my Lunasix. It shows on Google Maps.

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Bodine View Post
    The storefront does exist:

    Quality Light Metric Co.
    7095 Hollywood Blvd # 550
    Hollywood, Ca. 90028

    This is the address where I shipped my Lunasix. It shows on Google Maps.
    That's where you send it. For drop off and pick up, he uses the Mail & More storefront downstairs.

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    I use the Sekonic L-308 for incident and reflective metering. It also does flash but I have never used that. I also use the Pentax Digital Spot Meter for the Zone System, I added a Zone Sticker to it.

    I have George Milton at Quality Light Metric do my light meter calibrations.
    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    So I found a Sekonic L-778 spot meter for sale for $150.

    Is this one that you guys would recommend? (I shoot color negative and transparency. I'm also planning to shoot a lot of night photography, if that helps.)

    If not, would you guys recommend a Pentax or Minolta spot meter instead? Or even go for that crazy expensive Horseman 4x5 averaging meter?

    It looks like I'll have to give up on the SinarSix, since I can't get those other scale dials.

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    Quote Originally Posted by manfrominternet View Post
    So I found a Sekonic L-778 spot meter for sale for $150.

    Is this one that you guys would recommend? (I shoot color negative and transparency. I'm also planning to shoot a lot of night photography, if that helps.)

    If not, would you guys recommend a Pentax or Minolta spot meter instead? Or even go for that crazy expensive Horseman 4x5 averaging meter?

    It looks like I'll have to give up on the SinarSix, since I can't get those other scale dials.
    Have you asked Leica if they inherited any when they bought Sinar?

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    I have two Pentax digital spot meters bought new. All I've used for the last 25 years or so.

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    Quote Originally Posted by manfrominternet View Post
    Or even go for that crazy expensive Horseman 4x5 averaging meter?(
    Have had and used a Horseman 4x5 averaging meter since the late 1980s. It is 100% an averaging meter. For most outdoor scenes will work quite well. For very contrasty, winter (snow), and night scenes it simply does not work... it will give you a reading BUT you will have to interpolate that reading which could go up to 5 stops in either direction. Not an impossible undertaking, but you will find yourself running through a lot of film with majorly bracketing exposures. Ideal meter for me was in fact a S.E.I. but mine died years ago. Acquired a hand full of broken ones and goal is to assemble a working example. Pentax Digital spot my choice. Wether Zone VI modified or not, cause of a good debate which probably has been already made on this FORUM. Soligor Spot Sensor Meter a way less costly alternative and the older metal model bullet proof. Much prefer the older metal model to the plastic model that replaced it.

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    Have you asked Leica if they inherited any when they bought Sinar?
    I just received word back from them saying that they have no more spare parts in their stock anymore. :/

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    Does anyone recommend the Sekonic L-758dr, or is that just overkill?

    So far, as far as spot meters are concerned, I'm thinking of the Sekonic L-778, the Pentax Digital spot meter, and the Minolta F or M spot meter (which of these is better, the F or the M?).

    I can't really afford the Sekonic L-758dr, but if it's a good investment, I may go for it.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    i prefer the analog spot meters. the sell cheap, just look for what type of battery they use. i have one tyat uses a regular 9 volt battery.

    as for accuracy... consistancy is more important. regardless of which meter you get, it all comes down to how you use it. you can buy the most expensive, most accurate meter in the world... your pictures still depend on how you process your film, n print them.

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