A&P Picked up a light meter

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  1. NOR*CAL

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    Saw an ad on craigslist about a Camera show nearby, so I figured I went.


    I was pretty disappointed seeing how everything there was about 99% film related. The only thing that really caught my eye was a Sekonic light meter. Having no clue what I was about to pick up, but figured I'll just wing it. Not always a good decision, but after playing with it for a few minutes, I decided to buy it. I was expecting to see more studio equipment, but again, there was nothing related to be found. One of the coolest thing there, was a carbon monopod, it looked real beefy, and REAL expensive, so I just look right past it :o.

    Walked around the 2,000 sq foot lot about three times, before I decided to buy anything. I had the mentality that I just HAD to buy something before leaving, so I swooped up the meter :x:.


    It's a Sekonic L-718. Kinda upset cause it doesn't read at 1/200(my max sync speed) only 125 and 250, but I'll live.

    Here are some samples at various ISOs and, aperatures, and light outputs. 50mm 1.4 and a 580ex bounced off ceiling.

    (ISO reading is on the top right of the LCD, and the rest of the info is on there as well)

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    This is dark, cause I metered for ISO 1600, instead of 3200.
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    wow that one is huge. i still want the L308, the smallest one.
    thats about as large as the minolta ones

    any 120 cameras at this show? i want to start shooting 120 in 2009
     
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    I just looked right past all the film gear. I was tempted to pick up a ROKKOR lens for the Minolta, but told myself to resist. It's doubtful that it'll be put to good use.


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    Forgot what '120' was, and yes, I saw a Hassalblad, and a bunch of other brands that I didn't recognize.
     
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    I believe this is going to be the last purchase I make regarding camera equipment for a long time. :x:
     
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    ya, I say that to the wife everytime I buy something. :rofl:
     
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    120 is a common film size
    cameras take pics in 6x4.5, 6x6 or 6x7
    i would want one of the later 2
    oh do i ever want a mamiya
     
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    oh thats wishfull
     

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