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    Where to find Sekonic 758 film profiles

    Does anyone know place to download Sekonic 758 profiles for different b&w films (kodak, ilford, efke, etc.)?

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    Actually, I don't think there ARE generic profiles for your light meter, but more importantly, for your exposure and development techniques.

    Just like with the Zone System, you are the one who has to create your own profiles, based on YOUR exposure and processing techniques.

    You could than use the Sekonic DTS software to create your own dedicated film profiles and upload them to the 758 from what I understand of the brief look at the description of what the calibration software does.

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    I understand that - processing technique, chemistry both would changes the profile. But shouldn't there be a standard curve for any specific film under standard developing circumstances (i.e. tmax100 with XTOL) ... something that would show dynamic range, textural range curves?

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    I'm actually wondering about the same thing....

    Isn't exposing film one thing and developing and printing quite another? Once the film is exposed correctly, ie within its dynamic range, then developing technique can be used to expand or contract the range. Would the characteristic curbe of a particular film usable? I see Sekonic allows me to set clipping point and dynamic range. To me, it sounds like one is the straight (more less) portion of the curve, and the other is when it's well into toe or heel.

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    I had no idea... Wow, am I behind the times. I just checked out the links given. I guess if I was shooting with a DSLR I'd probably want one of these fancy meters.

    How times change when you're not watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Swinnard View Post
    I had no idea... Wow, am I behind the times. I just checked out the links given. I guess if I was shooting with a DSLR I'd probably want one of these fancy meters.

    How times change when you're not watching.

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    Tkamiya, any new insights?

    Dave, Sekonic 758 is one of very few "affordable" and still available spot meters and that allows you a 1 degree measuring - aside from *bay offers on used Pentax and Minolta. I seriously doubt that 758 is high priority on DSLR-only crowd's shopping list.

    Ben, that is just hilarious!!

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    I'm afraid I have nothing to share... I was really wishing some APUG heavy weights will chime in and share their knowledge.

    I am now wondering if Sekonic will have a firmware update for 758 when cook breakfast option becomes available.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    At least this link makes clear reference to using the 758 series in combination with film profiling as well:

    http://www.overlandphoto.com/products/sekl758dr.html

    And maybe this reference about the profiling process may be useful:

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=331725

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    Wow, it makes me wonder how the heck I've managed to take pictures without one for the last fifty odd years
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