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    I Have a Pentax Spotmeter 1/21 looking at something newer....MAYBE!

    Hello,

    Ok I have a Pentax Spotmeter 1/21 I got it cheep and it works but for low light its about 2 stops off and is also very big, I love using a spotmeter I only shoot roll film but it all works for me so I want to stay with a spotmeter.

    So my question what should I do, is there something smaller, stick with what I have or can the low light senser be sorted in some way?

    Paul

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    they of course can be repaired. if this is the analogue one (has a needle running on a scale rather than a digital readout), you are right. it's a bit large. if you can find a pentax digital, they are much smaller ...
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    I tired of the 'old meter' route after spending good money on old 'stuff'.

    I should have got my sekonic l-758dr right away and saved money, time and frustration.

    Bought it and have never looked back.

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    My spotmeter cost me £30 so not to much spent, Sekonic seems to be the way most people go, do they do just a spotmeter not an all in everything one

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    PS I really like the dial on the pentax, or do you think I can do with out it?

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    Sekonic does not have a dedicated spot meter. The combination meters they make, however, are very good and will take care of any situation you need.
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    I would buy a second hand camera, I bought all my cameras second hand, but I wouldn't buy a second hand light meter, it's too important to me to take chances.
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    Do you need a spot meter? Have you looked at the Gossen Digisix and Digiflash? They are very small and light.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Well I like using a spot meter even for roll film I can judge where everything comes out I don't use the full zone system but I use what I can.

    Sounds like a Sekonic is a good all in one

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    I like the Pentax digital spotmeter with a zone system sticker on it. Very quick and easy and intuitive to use.

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