zomg, a Metered Light PocketSpot Meter just appeared in the post...

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  1. munz6869

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    ...after what seems like around seven years of correspondence :smile: Thanks Eric & Karl!!

    First impressions: small and indestructible, and (metering 'stuff' around the home this evening) it agrees with my Sekonic spot meter completely. This (along with one day investing in an f/9 300mm lens, and a carbon fibre tripod, etc) will make some of that difficult terrain photo-hunting a bit lighter/nicer! And it's very nicely designed for zone calculations too (which I really ought to do, since I use the same film and developer pretty much always).

    I can hardly wait to take it out on adventures - so excited!

    Marc!
     
  2. AgX

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    What is a "Metered Meter"?

    By the way, "zOMG is a varient of the all-too-popular acronym `OMG´, meaning `Oh My God´"
     
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    Metered Light is the company, PocketSpot is the meter: see here - http://meteredlight.blogspot.com.au

    zomg is, well, zomg!! Seven years is a long time to wait for anything...

    Marc!
     
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    I got one a few years ago, after at least a couple of years of sporadic correspondence, and quite like it. It agrees perfectly with my Pentax digital and a couple of other calibrated meters I've got kicking around, but this is the one that gets out of the house most frequently.
     
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    Sorry Marc, for complaining, but I really did not understand that thread title.
    Actually I spend quite some time at Apug just looking up colloquialisms...
    At first I thought ZOMG was the product or brand name.

    Strange enough I can't remember ever having heard of that company. I faintly remember though that somewhere at the US Westcoast is/was a company doing Weston-meter repairs.
    Maybe it's the same and my memory needs a check too...
     
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    Congratulations. I am glad the meteed light people are still up and running. I have had mine for a few years and is my go to spot meter.
     
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    @AgX, Metered Light is a two-person part-time operation, they both have "real" jobs. It's completely independent of Quality Light Metric, who do repairs of Weston meters and just about any other kind ever made as well.
     
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    Does this meter only give reading in EVs not f stops ?
     
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    Yes Ben, it's like a Gossen digisix or digiflash in that respect, with the display showing EV & dots for thirds.

    Marc!
     
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    I just used one in the Redwoods, I took my Fred Picker Zone VI too. My Metered is the best light meter I've owned. Is it absolutely needed? There are perfectly fine meters out there but a small precision like this is in its own category. An Ebony camera, a Cooke lens, a Metered Light.
     
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    MeteredLight state:


    I admit this a rather an academic question but still: How come??
     
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    http://meteredlight.blogspot.ca/
    If you look at the May 5 08 pictures 2/3 of the way down you can see the readout in ev and the dial to convert to fstop and shutterspeed.
    How come?
    because of size.
    Best wishes
     
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    I overlooked this statement:

    Still don't understand...
     
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    The light sensor has two physical regions, one smaller than the other. For "high" light levels it uses the smaller portion of the sensing area, so has a narrower angle of view. At lower light levels it uses the entire sensor to make it more sensitive, so the angle of view gets wider.
     
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    Seemingly I was still stuck with those classic Phototransistor-cells.
    And still not accustomed to read technical characteristics in blog-form.
    Both my fault...
     
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    I just checked their blogspot and found the last entry to be quite elderly. Does anyone know if they are still in business and how to buy a pocket spot? I tried a year or so ago and never got an answer to my emails. Thanks for the help.