A&P Light meter questions? Sekonic L358 or Calumet DFM3?

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  1. asshole

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    L358 because it's what everyone uses
     
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    do you shoot film?
     
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    I (rarely) use an old Minolta Flashmeter IV, b/c I had one from my old film days.

    If I was getting a new one, the L358. It just works.

    But I rarely use it anymore, even in studio. I still pull it out for warm fuzzies to check the ratios, but it's not mandatory like before.
     
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    I miss my Minolta flashmeter VI. can't find one new or used anywhere.

    I was never a fan of the 358/308. I much prefered the 558
     
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    if you can't afford the 758, then the 358 with the PW module is where I'd suggest starting
     
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    Or you can just plug a PW into the meter :dunno:
     
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    What does this have to do with it? Does one work better than the other for digital/film for some reason?
     
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    I think the point was that with digital, it minimizes the need for a light meter. I'm sure Zack Arias told him that at the workshop :wackit:
     
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    Film cameras had meters too.
     
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    I had a friend of mine explain it a lot better when i first got into this. If you have digital, there's not real point unless you're using multiple lights. And it costs nothing to test it out. Click, test, Click, test, Click... so on. With film, I could understand it, but w/ digital (depending on the use) its a little more useless. :dunno:
     
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    for strobes?
     
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    You can't chimp with film. Digital = LCD = chimping = WGAF about meters
     
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    just use sunny 16 and forget about it
     
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    meh, more wasted time, and you're assuming one knows how to read a histogram based on what they're metering for
     
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    :bowdown:
     
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    i use the minolta flashmeter III.
    cheapest digital KEH had. its VERY accurate and takes shitload of abuse. what else could i want. i have a separate spot meter
     
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    Try doing that in front of an art director, or in front of someone important as your subject, you'll look like a fucking idiot.
     
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    perception is 9/10 of reality...if you look like you know what you're doing, they'll think you do. ;)
     

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