Sekonic L-438, where calibrate or DIY?

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  1. Voyager

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    I like this simple analog meter with its 3 degree spot. However, it is two stops off, varying a bit over the range. Can anyone tell me who works on the L-438 before I remove the back and begin tinkering (Sekonic quit repairing them years ago)?
     
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    You might want to try George Milton at;

    Quality Light Metric
    7095 Hollywood Blvd Ste 550
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    (323) 467-2265

    ...if you do a search here on APUG for Quality Light Metric (QLM) you will see plenty of happy customers.
     
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    Ditto for Quality Light Metric.
     
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    QLM would be the place, fast service too.
     
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    Yep what they said.
     
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    Thanks all...I called Quality Light Metric this afternoon, and the gentleman essentially discouraged me from trying to repair the meter. He said if it was off by a 1/2 stop, it might make sense, but two stops off would probably require a resistor or cell or other not-available part. So...screw driver and hammer in hand, I guess I'm going to discover what makes this thing tick!