I was wondering. I recently got a light meter for free on ebay with a purchase and was wondering if it is trustworthy enough.
The light meter is on the low end spectrum of Gossen products: the Gossen Scout 3. It's a selenium type meter that doesn't require a battery.
I've ready some reviews that made mention of this meter's inaccuracy online, saying it overexposes by 2 stops consistently.
My main meter I own is the Gossen Luna Pro F. I decided to test them both out pointing reflective readings at the same subjects.
So far, the meters have lined up fine and accurate with a margin of error of only half a stop.
Would it be good to trust the new light meter? That's basically what I'm asking. I will be going on several adventure shoots this week and don't want to sacrifice any film at the expense of being overexposed. The Luna Pro F is great, but it can be quite bulky to lug around my neck. I love how light the Scout 3 is. I need something fast and simple.
If any here use these meters, I'd be grateful for you to share your experience with them.