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  1. #21

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    I have both the Analog (Version II) and the Digital and have never been disappointed in the results obtained with them. I really prefer the analog version despite the larger size... maybe the fact that I have been using it for nearly thirty years!

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    I ve had mine many years but recently it got to be inaccurate and I have not been able to get it fixed so I would recomend the newer digital rather than the old analog. I loved it and the sekonic L408 I'm using now seems a toyby compairson. Any one know someone who can repair these ? My repair guy can get it to be accurate in one range then it's off in the other.
    The Zone VI sticker is really a nice addition.
    Jay

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    light-metric Hollywoood CA and Richard Ritter are both excellent with these meters.

    Mike

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    does anyone have any experience with a Minolta Auto-Spot 1 Degree Spot Meter?

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    I bid on and won a Soligor digital spot meter on ebay. It will be here sometime next week

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    I've used a Minolta spot meter for the past 20 odd years. (I'll check if its an Auto Spot). It's worked flawlessly and accurately since I got it. (I bought it at 47th Street Photo to show you exactly HOW old it is!)
    "Why is there always a better way?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by WGibsonPhotography View Post
    Yeah, that's what I thought when I saw the dials on the side. Is there a manual I can download on the internet, or will it be fairly self explanatory when I get it?
    *****
    Itis just like using the dail on a radio. Oooops, I forgot--radios don't have dials any more!!
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtolsniffer View Post
    They're great and easy to use. Learning how to interpret the readings properly, that's the difficult bit!
    I believe the above means not that it is difficult to get the light readings -- but actually deciding what to do with them once you have them! An analogy would be a highly accurate rifle...one will only hit the target if one knows how to aim and fire it.

    Congrats on winning the meter...but keep your eyes open for a Pentax...if you find a good deal on one, buy it and use the Soligor as a back-up!

    Vaughn
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Ok, so the Soligor Spot Meter came in today. It's actually a good bit bigger than I expected, and I hope I have enough room in my camera bag for it.

    I've been playing around with it a little today by pointing it at stuff and seeing what the readings were. I'm not sure how the dials on the lens works yet, but I think I got it figured out.First, I decide what the film speed is and set the rear dial to that by lining it up with a dot. Then I take a reading off something, which gives me a numerical value in the viewfinder. I rotate the front dial until I line the number in the viewfinder up with the dot. When I do that, the aperture and shutter speed will be lined up on the dials. that reading should give me the proper exposure, assuming I want what I metered in zone 5, right? I know I'm probably wrong, but I want to make sure before I go shooting some film I guess I could test it out with my DSLR, but that would be too easy

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    that's the way my Pentax model V works.

    Mike

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