Friend Needs Cheap Lightmeter

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  1. AutumnJazz

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    He's got an old Soviet rangefinder and is looking to get an all-manual Nikon body (he has a couple old lenses) and so he needs a cheap light meter.

    I figure someone used would be good for him, but I don't know what's good and what isn't in the world of lightmeters.

    Thanks, APUG. Long time no see (I defected. :sad: I miss this community).
     
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    Gossen LunaPro SBC or LunaPro F, or the Minolta meters are good. If you look around in the recent posts in this section, I think there is a link to a free iPhone light meter application.

    Peter Gomena
     
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    You can usually find Weston meters quite cheaply on ebay.
     
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    Skip the relics. Also keep in mind that working meters aren't necessarily accurate meters. If money is tight, look into a Sekonic L-398M. They're usually available on the big auction site in good shape for 60-80 bucks if you're patient. Sekonic 318, 328, and 308 models are newer, digital readout models that are a bit pricier.
     
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    ‘Skip the relics’ Gosh that was a bit cutting……. Weston meters are hardly relics, as the last was made around 2001 (Euromaster) but I suppose at 60 I am of the old school and want well engineered metal cased items that last more than a couple of years. Each to their own.

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    If making a retro fashion statement matters, get a Sekonic L-398A--lots of Norwood DNA with new, warranteed innards.
     
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    You might look up KEH.

    Jeff
     
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    I have a Gossen Sixtino I'll let go cheap. Incident or reflected modes, still accurate.
     
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    Tell him to save his money for film, and learn to shoot without a meter.
     
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    I have two older light meters that I'll let go for pretty cheap price.
    A GE model 8DW58Y5 and a Weston Master IV. Both have cases.

    Let me know if he's interested.