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Light Metre any suggestions?

Im looking for for a light Metre but I'm a bit clueless to which are good brand and which are not. I need something that i can use on location e.g a wedding shoot and preferably one thats not going to break the bank of a student.

Thanks Alice

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MikeA 12 1.3k England
21 Apr 2013 5:53PM
Plastic in preference to wood, they are much lighter or you could op for a 1 yard one, being aprox 3cms shorter that will be lighter still.

Hi, sorry I could not resist. Try here:


or ebay
CaptivePhotons 14 1.7k 2 England
21 Apr 2013 5:59PM

Quote:Im looking for for a light Metre

Is 299,792,458 metres per second good enough Tongue

Alternatively the Sekonic L308s might be what you need.
patkelly 8 17 Ireland
29 Apr 2013 8:00PM
Try a Weston Master V on ebay. A great meter at a great price !!!
Paul Morgan 16 18.8k 6 England
29 Apr 2013 9:38PM
Sekonic L-308S or a shepard Polaris, both fairly cheap, its all you need really.

They both also cover flash.
marksilvester 13 34 11 United Kingdom
26 May 2013 5:41PM
Hi Alice,

Sekonic, Minolta are excellent meters, Polaris represents good value also Gossen. Make sure you get one that does both ambient and flash. Don't worry too much about age, i'm still using a Minolta 3 meter it works a treat even though its getting quite old. Look for good condition on ebay.
Paul Morgan 16 18.8k 6 England
26 May 2013 5:45PM
Sekonics and Polaris are only different in name really, there both great little meters.
Chrism8 10 863 17 England
26 May 2013 9:16PM
Have to second the proposal for a Sekonic L-308s, used one for a few years now, really good and around 140, use as a studio flash meter mainly.
26 May 2013 10:01PM
I think you can get a light sabre from s Star Wars shopWink
StrayCat Plus
13 18.6k 3 Canada
26 May 2013 11:34PM
I am curious as to why one would need a light metre with today's cameras.
Paul Morgan 16 18.8k 6 England
26 May 2013 11:43PM
Camera`s meter differently Denny, and light meters (most) can also measure flash exposer.

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