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    Which light meter do yo recommend for wedding?

    I have never had a light meter before. This may be a embarrassingly basic question...Which light meter do yo recommend for wedding? I would like to get a good one which is not expensive (I know the good is not cheap most of the time)....I don't mind picking up a used one on ebay...
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    I would look at the Sekonic L-308. It is not too expensive, and it does ambient and flash reading. It is also small and easy to handle, and not overfeatured.
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    Depends if you want it to be averaged or exact. I've shot weddings with my Pentax 1 degree spotmeter, no problem, it depends on how you work.

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    The one I'm trying to trade or sell -- Minolta Flash Meter V!
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    My new Gossen Digiflash is wonderfully compact and therefore well suited for weddings.

    A Sekonic L-308 looks good too.

    Most of my wedding work was done with a Gossen Profisix (aka Gossen LunaPro SBC) with a flash meter attachment. A LunaPro F would probably have made more sense. Both of those options though are moderately large.
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    Sekonic L-308. Cheap, small, easy to use, not expensive and not fiddly-fragile.

    I've used mine now for 6 years and counting. Changed batteries in it maybe 4 times tops.

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    I've got a digiflash and it's great to carry around but I think the Sekonic 308 is a more easily used meter.
    It's slightly larger and the buttons aren't stacked atop one another.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Thanks!

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    I like the Gossen Digipro F
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