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    Quote Originally Posted by WGibsonPhotography View Post
    I've never use a luna-pro, so that really doesnt help much. If it's as easy to use as you say, even someone with my intelligence level will be able to use it.
    Oh! They work (generally) like this......
    Set the ISO or EI.
    Point the meter at your subject & take a reading. It will give you a reading of a certain value, say it's 11.
    Look at the calculator dial & set the dial for 11. The dial gives you a series of EV combinations & you choose the setting combination that give you the best(IYO) combination of speed & aperture.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    Oh! They work (generally) like this......
    Set the ISO or EI.
    Point the meter at your subject & take a reading. It will give you a reading of a certain value, say it's 11.
    Look at the calculator dial & set the dial for 11. The dial gives you a series of EV combinations & you choose the setting combination that give you the best(IYO) combination of speed & aperture.
    I got outbid on it at the last minute Luckily there's lots of used spot meters on ebay right now. Another one is ending this afternoon. I'll give that one a bid here in a few hours.

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    I'm broke most of the time and cheap to boot. That said, I spent $325 on a Pentax digital spot meter and it's now among my favorite possessions. It works great and is super reliable. It's the only meter I use. Some things are worth buying right the first time, a light meter is one of those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Dougherty View Post
    I'm broke most of the time and cheap to boot. That said, I spent $325 on a Pentax digital spot meter and it's now among my favorite possessions. It works great and is super reliable. It's the only meter I use. Some things are worth buying right the first time, a light meter is one of those things.

    Are the Pentax digital spot meters more accurate than the analog ones? If they are, I'll try to save up enough money to get one of those. If the digital ones are comparable in reliability and accuracy as the analog ones, I'll just get one of them. Like you, I'm broke most of the time, so I need to get the best equipment as cheaply as possible

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    I've got one of each (the anolog is Zone VI modified). They almost always match, if they don't I go with the analog.

    I really only use the digital for backup.

    Mike

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    Great meters! Just as good as the later ones, IMO, and I enjoy the split scale, actually.

    The problem is this: It takes TWO batteries. One is for the high scale, and one is for the low scale. ONE of the batteries is no longer made. I think it is the battery for the low scale, but cannot remember exactly.

    As such, to use it, you must get around the battery issue. You can do this, using a variety of methods, however, the monetary value of the meters is LOW because of this. Do not pay a lot for one of them.
    2F/2F

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    the pentax digital is fantastic...the best i have ever had..had mine 15 years..it was 2nd hand then.
    never ever let me down,never had it serviced,battery lasts forever..
    the digital is a small superb device..
    unless you can get a cheap bargain save up for the digital..
    in the last couple of years i purchased new meters by sekonic and gossen,battery life is not good..and they did not seem as resilient as pentax and minolta meters of old.

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    I have a friend who has the analog version and he has had some reliability issues... Now, that's only one case so does it really mean anything? Probably not. However, having used his a couple of times I find the digital version a bit simpler to operate and it is more compact. I've yet to change the batteries in mine in 4 years. I can't recommend it enough. Good luck with whatever you end up with. Shawn

    Quote Originally Posted by WGibsonPhotography View Post
    Are the Pentax digital spot meters more accurate than the analog ones? If they are, I'll try to save up enough money to get one of those. If the digital ones are comparable in reliability and accuracy as the analog ones, I'll just get one of them. Like you, I'm broke most of the time, so I need to get the best equipment as cheaply as possible

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    Like others I have a Pentax Analog spotmeter and a Capital/Soligor digital meter as back-up. While in theory the digital meter might be more accurate the aperture scales/rings on most lenses only allow half stops, and in practice there's no difference in use, I actually prefer the nanalog scale.

    Ian

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    If you watch ebay close, you can get the digital just as cheap as the analog V.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270312083391

    Mike

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