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    I have both a Zone VI modified Pentax V and a non modified digital. I ALWAYS pick up the analog meter.

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    Ok then mike I have the older pentax 1/21 should I get it fixed, also why do you always go for the older one?

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    I just bought a Pentax Digital (used) and did so because I wanted something which did one thing well- measure light. I still have my Sekonic L-558, but it was a PITA to use with all the bells and whistles. If you don't mind carrying the owners' manual and consulting it to figure it out, a Sekonic is fine- think of it as the metering equivalent of a sophisticated DSLR in terms of menus. I wanted to take a reading quickly and take the picture, not try to remember which menu to be using, what the numbers indicated, which button to push, etc. The Pentax does its job well. YMMV.

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    I've read stuff about the annoying bells & whistles of the fancier Sekonics, but after using my L-758 for a couple of months now, I haven't found that at all - it's really simple and intuitive and I (to my surprise) think I am metering better because of it. I'm not sure that I'd buy the $$$ profile thingy for it and go down that road, but it is a great spot and incident meter. The dual ISO thing alone is handy when you're shooting two different emulsions (often colour 160 and TXP 320 for me). I've stopped using my Luna Pro, which I absolutely loved.

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    Hi,
    I've got a sekonic L 358 best things since canned beer. Spot attachment and remote sensor. Groovy stuff
    What grain............................................. ...............
    Oh sorry, I forgot you don't shoot Large Format
    Large format Pat.

    http://www.largeformatpat.com

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    I like the analog scale, I can see the scale better and moving the meter around the scene it is easy to see the range.

    I don't know anything about the 1/21, so can't advise if it is worth fixing or not.

    Mike

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    how about a Soligor Spotmeter?

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    I'd be a little cautious with the Soligor spot. Fred Picker indicated they sent more back than they kept to modify due to poor QA.

    Mike

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