Sheperd dm 170 meter

Discussion in 'Exposure Discussion' started by Craig Swensson, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Craig Swensson

    Craig Swensson Member

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    has anyone any experience with a sheperd dm 170 cds meter?

    if so i would like to know some pros and cons
    regards
     
  2. Craig Swensson

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    Self reply for any future reference.
    Hard to find infomation on this one so i took a chance and brought one.
    Seems to be a well made but poorly marketed item.Guess it was up against sekonic and luna pro etc.
    Made in Japan, digital meter that runs of a 9 volt ALKALINE.
    reflected and incident.
    About the size of a small calculator, very easy to use, has intermediate asa/din so handy for gost settings.
    Checked against 3 mamiyas [ ZM] known to be accurate, the sheperd is spot on.
    Price? one went last week on e-bay UK for 30 pounds!!!! Mine NZ$50.00 a bit more than i wanted to pay but that happens when some other clown does`nt know when to give up[ smiley here]
    There is a flickr page that shows how to adjust this meter, its in cantonese though i think. [yengangyang]
     
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    I have had one of these for many years and use it as a back-up. It is a well-made and accurate meter, and fairly compact. The only problem I have had with it is that it is very difficult to read the digital display in very bright light.

    Sandy
     
  4. BrianL

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    I used one for a few years and while accurate its red readout washed out when used outdoors which was where I did 99% of my shooting so when a mate asked about what handheld meter to buy, I gave him a present. He rigged a shade to eliminate the washout. I thiink the use of the 9volt battery was its biggest plus considering most at the time used a 625 that within a few years became an issue.
     
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    does it measure spot?