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    Gossen Luna Pro SBC or Weston Master V?

    I have seen both on ebay in good shape for little money. I have been using the meter in my Maxxum 7000 for MF & LF readings but would rather not have to lug it along any more. Any thoughts or preferences?

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    The Weston is a lot smaller, but beware many are dodgy as the selenium cells age badly. The LunaPro SBC is far more accurate particularly in low light levels and you can get a 7/15 degree spot attachment, as well as other extra, but it's a big meter.

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    One more vote for the Gossen meter.
    True, it is a big meter but if you can live with that the rest is excellent.
    There are also a lot of accessories available.

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    the luna pro is a great meter!
    someone "in the know" once told
    me it reads blue light so it can really
    give you good readings in low light ...
    not sure if it is true or not, but i have been
    using one for 20+ years ... and aside from
    all the cool attachments you can get for it,
    one of the best things is it takes a standard 9 volt battery!
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    The Luna pro is a great meter. I have the EU version Lunasix-3 with spott metering 7,5 degree.
    The meter use 2x 1,35V mercury battery but the set can be replaced by an adapter with Silver Oxide battery and diode. The measuring range is very wide and precise.

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    Robert, the Luna Pro/Lunasix is quite a different to the Luna Pro SBC/Profisix SBC which is a Null meter and larger, I have both bought via APUG adverts

    Ian
    Last edited by Ian Grant; 03-12-2010 at 08:47 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: add

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    I just bought a Luna Pro SBC to replace my Pro-F that decided to die on me after my daughter went and dropped it. I *love* it. Works very well, even in the lowest light I've thrown at it.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    the spot meter attachment is to imprecise for the Luna Pro... but then again, the Weston has none. I use a Pentax spotmeter... the V is analogue and the others are digital. all work well, if you know the zone system... Phil Davis would council for an incident reading meter like the Luna Pro/Weston with the "ping pong ball" translucent receptor in front of the element. just take the reading and it's 18% gray... transfer directly to the camera...
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    I've been putting my Luna Pro SBC for about six months now and am loving it - I only now have learned that it's considered 'big'

    I'll vote for the Luna though I can't say I've had much experience elsewhere (outside of internal metering.)
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    I consider the main feature of the Luna Pro SBC / Profisix that one can "place" object luminance very easily at relative values.
    Last edited by AgX; 03-12-2010 at 01:33 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: correcting US designation

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