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    Posted wirelessly.. (Palm TX)

    Gossen, Seconic sound interesting, thanks for all the information. Also will consider the Kenko. I will still need some time to make the decision. Got to avoid loosing good images once more as I did last monday night when most of my night exposures at the idustrial heritage site in Dortmund turned out to be failures . Arrghh. The meter of my camera just didn't cut it.
    Have you seen the light..?

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    After some further research my conclusion now is to go with the Gossen Starlight. Some considerations: it is small, light, has a special zone system mode and as a bonus does footcandle, lux and other intensity measurements. Only disadvantage, it's the most expensive of the three.
    For whom it interests, I have made a comparision chart on this link:
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...YOGRQdmc&hl=en
    Thanks to everybody. Further comment welcome!
    Hans
    Have you seen the light..?

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    Oops, forgot to mention something re the Starlight.
    At least in the first version, there are no values displayed in the finder. So
    you take a reading, take the meter off your eyes, have a look at the display,
    take another reading ...
    Some people donīt mind it, I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noumin View Post
    ..... the Starlight. At least in the first version, there are no values displayed in the finder.......
    Thanks, is a good point. Do you know if the starlight II has the same setup?
    Hans
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    Quote Originally Posted by hadeer View Post
    I am looking for a good exposure meter. Preferably it should do 1° spotmetering, incident metering and flash metering. I definitely am looking for a new commercially available meter. I've seen Kenko, Minolta, Gossen and maybe there are more, but find it very difficult to make a choice based on the manufacturers information. I am working in medium format, black and white onely.
    Any one with advice? Thanks a lot.

    The Pocket Spot by Metered Light.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadeer View Post
    Thanks, is a good point. Do you know if the starlight II has the same setup?
    Hans

    Iīm affraid I donīt know it.
    I had a quick lool at the instructions : ( http://www.gossen-photo.de/deutsch/foto_service.html )
    They mention the 5° and the 1° reference circle in the finder but no words of any values being displayed, so I assume thereīs nothing there. To me itīs a bit of a design flaw, itīs a pity. Initially you may not worry about it, but I think that, sooner or later, it turns out to be a nuisance.

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    The Pocket Spot by Metered Light.
    Good luck with these - I think I've been on the waiting list for about 5 years... Also, per the original post, they're just a spot meter (no incident or flash metering).

    The day I can actually get one, I'll be overjoyed though - so small & simple...

    Marc

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    I had an interesting experience with amazon.com...

    After repeatedly visiting the web site, looking for deals on a light meter,
    amazon.com sent me a coupon code for 10% off any light meter.

    This helped a lot, as light meters are not inexpensive, and rarely discounted.

    Kris

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadeer View Post
    After some further research my conclusion now is to go with the Gossen Starlight. Some considerations: it is small, light, has a special zone system mode and as a bonus does footcandle, lux and other intensity measurements. Only disadvantage, it's the most expensive of the three.
    For whom it interests, I have made a comparision chart on this link:
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...YOGRQdmc&hl=en
    Thanks to everybody. Further comment welcome!
    Hans
    The Kenko KFM 2100 has a backlit spot-meter reading only, the main panel on the body Isn't backlit, but it doesn't matter because it remembers the last reading and you can use a torch if it's too dark to see it.
    Ben

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    I have a Minolta Spot meter and a Minolta Autometer IIIF. I use the IIIF for incident readings.

    If I were to buy a meter today it would be the Sekonic L-758 (or the L-558 used). That way I would only need to have one meter.

    Mike

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