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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamD View Post
    Hi all,

    I decided on the Luna Pro F. I found one on the auction site.

    Can't wait!!

    You have all been a huge help.


    It's a good choice. You can double check it against Sunny 16 or a reading of a neutral gray subject taken with your DSLR.


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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    So check it out. Just yesterday I met up with a local forum member who is helping me learn the ropes of LF. It's awesome having a coach!!!!

    Anyway, the very first time I ever heard the words Sunny 16 was literally yesterday!!!! So, Kent, I know exactly what you mean!!!!

    Btw....my first two images came out. We developed them too. Pretty awesome. I need to get them scanned or contact printed. That's next.

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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    I use the Sekonic 208, use it often (mostly in incident mode), and like it. And I find it's handy to have small incident meter even when using MF and 35mm with built in meters.

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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    I use an iPhone app 'Light Meter' which agrees with my $600 light meter...

    I still need my fancy one for strobes and spot metering at a distance
    sin eater

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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I use an iPhone app 'Light Meter' which agrees with my $600 light meter...

    I still need my fancy one for strobes and spot metering at a distance
    LOL!! That's awesome.

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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    The Luna Pro is a great choice, you can find all manner of attachments for these used.
    I use the Minolta IV F. I have 3 of these, 1st one I bought new, the other two were a deal I couldn't pass up. I've always been an incident meter fan. One of the best guides for exposure are the little data sheets that Kodak included in almost every box of film up through the 70's. The little pocket Kodak photoguides are brilliant as well.
    Happy hunting!

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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    KODAK should revive the Sunny 16 printing inside the box of all their films. Even LF

    Perhaps especially LF

    Used that box info from1957 and never used any meter
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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    Seriously, if you're stalled on something this basic, I'm afraid you won't get much further. 2 threads and 29 answers +. Just buy one and get going. A Sekonic L-318B came with a camera outfit I bought once upon a time. It's the only thing I kept. Any of them will work. Simpler the better. Digital is nice these days.
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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamD View Post
    Hi all, I decided on the Luna Pro F. I found one on the auction site. Can't wait!! You have all been a huge help.
    Have fun, a nice meter for the price.

    If you have a local camera shop, they often have testing equipment and could offer a complimentary meter test (or compare your meter with one of theirs). It might confirm your meter is perfect or off by, say, 1/3 or 2/3 stops. Handy to know.

    Remember to practice the sunny-16 rule before each meter reading. Fun to see how close you are – and useful if batteries unexpectedly fail one day.

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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

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    Thought I would show you mine. It is an incident meter, a reflected light meter, a flash meter for incident or reflected light and a shutter speed checker. The strange, plug in box on the side is for 35mm in plane measurement. You need to make an adapter, double weight black mat board works well for larger formats. It came in a waterproof Otter Box. Made in Cincinnati!

    It’s extremely rare and came from ZTS. In case you can’t read it’s logo it’s the ZTS Tester Pro.

    ZTS is known for their professional battery testers.
    Last edited by Bob Salomon; 23-Jan-2020 at 18:46.

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