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    Friend Needs Cheap Lightmeter

    He's got an old Soviet rangefinder and is looking to get an all-manual Nikon body (he has a couple old lenses) and so he needs a cheap light meter.

    I figure someone used would be good for him, but I don't know what's good and what isn't in the world of lightmeters.

    Thanks, APUG. Long time no see (I defected. I miss this community).

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    Gossen LunaPro SBC or LunaPro F, or the Minolta meters are good. If you look around in the recent posts in this section, I think there is a link to a free iPhone light meter application.

    Peter Gomena

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    Let them try my application if they have an iPhone:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocke...381698089?mt=8

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    You can usually find Weston meters quite cheaply on ebay.

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    As Brac says try a 'Weston meter' so have a look at this link: http://www.johndesq.com/westonmaster/
    They are superb meters for the money they cost these days.

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    Skip the relics. Also keep in mind that working meters aren't necessarily accurate meters. If money is tight, look into a Sekonic L-398M. They're usually available on the big auction site in good shape for 60-80 bucks if you're patient. Sekonic 318, 328, and 308 models are newer, digital readout models that are a bit pricier.

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    ‘Skip the relics’ Gosh that was a bit cutting……. Weston meters are hardly relics, as the last was made around 2001 (Euromaster) but I suppose at 60 I am of the old school and want well engineered metal cased items that last more than a couple of years. Each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daud View Post
    ‘Skip the relics’ Gosh that was a bit cutting……. Weston meters are hardly relics, as the last was made around 2001 (Euromaster) but I suppose at 60 I am of the old school and want well engineered metal cased items that last more than a couple of years. Each to their own.

    David.
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    If making a retro fashion statement matters, get a Sekonic L-398A--lots of Norwood DNA with new, warranteed innards.

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    You might look up KEH.

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    I have a Gossen Sixtino I'll let go cheap. Incident or reflected modes, still accurate.
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