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    Sekonic l-358 Lightmeter Question

    Hello, i just got this used lightmeter from someone. I have a question about the aperture. It's currently on shutter priority mode right now, when i measure, theres a smaller number that shows up next to the aperture. the manual says its the 1/10 F Stop. But im a little confused, whats the point of that?

    any help would be great. Thanks

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    What, your camera doesn't have 1/10 stop increments? Loser!



    Good question. I think you can throw one of those little dip switches in the battery compartment to choose smaller increments--maybe 1/3?

    I guess some people need 1/10 stops, especially when metering studio strobes. But for us mere mortals, it does seem like overkill.

    I used to own that meter; when it was stolen I bought the L-758---and have been wishing ever since that I'd just replaced the smaller, more compact and simpler 358.
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    thanks MikeSeb.

    "and have been wishing ever since that I'd just replaced the smaller, more compact and simpler 358." what? im a little confused here.

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    He's just remarking on the 758's complexity. The owners manual will tell what those dip switches in the battery compartment will make the meter do in differet combinations.
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    You can download the instruction book here http://www.sekonic.co.uk/Brochures.htm, as Mike says Its the way you configure the dip switches in the battery compartment so it reads to the nearest half stop, I use a 358 and it's a wonderful meter, enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSeb View Post
    What, your camera doesn't have 1/10 stop increments? Loser!



    Good question. I think you can throw one of those little dip switches in the battery compartment to choose smaller increments--maybe 1/3?

    I guess some people need 1/10 stops, especially when metering studio strobes. But for us mere mortals, it does seem like overkill.

    I used to own that meter; when it was stolen I bought the L-758---and have been wishing ever since that I'd just replaced the smaller, more compact and simpler 358.
    I chose the 358 because the L 758 has no ability to take general reflected readings only spot, I bought the 1 degree spot attachment for the 358, so I have the best of both worlds.
    Last edited by benjiboy; 09-06-2009 at 03:06 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    thanks guys for the help, yes i found the switches in the battery place.

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    Hi Rinthe,

    My apologies for going a little off-track here -- I don't have an answer to your question. My question is to you (and anyone else with experience with the L-358), and a little more self-serving... How do you like the meter, so far, as I'm looking to purchase the same one -- for ambient, incident readings, with potential for mixed ambient/flash, later on?

    Thanks.

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    a.horodysky: np. I just got this meter 2 days ago so i haven't had much time to play with it. But i got a really good deal for it, only $50, i took it asap But i did do a lot of research on it, seems like most people are very happy about this meter. people here can probably tell you more

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    In my first post I was bemoaning the larger size, more awkward handling, and greater complexity of the 758 vs. the 358. They are both very accurate and reasonably rugged, but if I were buying today I'd go with the 358.
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