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    Sekonic 308s Users

    In reading the specs on this unit I've found so far is that the maximum readout for time is 60 seconds? Can anyone verify this for me. As a very low light and slow speed film user it's not hard to get pushed into more then 60 seconds at times of sunrise and sunset. In looking around at other meters most will read out in multi-minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Images View Post
    In reading the specs on this unit I've found so far is that the maximum readout for time is 60 seconds? Can anyone verify this for me. As a very low light and slow speed film user it's not hard to get pushed into more then 60 seconds at times of sunrise and sunset. In looking around at other meters most will read out in multi-minutes.
    Long time doesn't mean that it capable of low light measurements. The specs said that it range is EV0 to EV19.9 with ISO100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    Long time doesn't mean that it capable of low light measurements.
    Yes.

    Precision and accuracy are two different animals. The instrument may be precise enough to read down to 60 seconds, while at the same time not be accurate enough to be correct when reading at that level of precision.

    Or then again, it may. I don't own one so I leave to others who do to fill in that blank.

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    To simplify things a bit does anyone who might have the 308s meter will it readout beyond 60 seconds of timed exposure?
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    I have the older L-308 (non-S version). 60 seconds is indeed the longest time it can display.

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    Thank you all for taking time to comment. It looks like a neat unit for quick easy usage and I'm sure meets most needs.
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    It quits and shows error in low light. It is also not good as a flash meter with flashes faster than full power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APUGuser19 View Post
    It quits and shows error in low light. It is also not good as a flash meter with flashes faster than full power.
    After reviewing the specs further it will not be too useful for my needs.
    Thank you for this candid review.
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    You sound like a Luna Pro SBC might suit you, although there's no flash meter mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APUGuser19 View Post
    You sound like a Luna Pro SBC might suit you, although there's no flash meter mode.
    Might be, I never use flash.......
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