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    I skipped the 308 because I wanted a meter to use for non flash also. The 308 IIRC lacks aperture priority readings. The mode you pick an F/stop and the meter tells you the shutter speed. I think it also lacks a few other minor things but I may not be remembering correctly. The 358 wasn't much more at the time. Maybe $20 and did everything but spot. Today the 558 adds even spot.

    The USB cable can be used for film curves too. I think it's the sort of thing some one with years of expierence does in their head. I plugged the cable in once or twice to see if it worked then decided it was too much effort to figure out at the time.

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    Ed, I feel your pain, my UltraPro was "borrowed" and never returned, the multi pro I replaced it with is nearly identical, except for the timer function (which I miss dearly). I'd think that you can find a used multipro for cheap. (mine was around $40 or so)


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    hello, I recently got hold of a bowens flashmeter (similar to this item: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT). the flashmeter is working fine - the needle on the meter moves and registers a value when hooked to a flash, the needle points to a value [1-9], which I gather you use to match the aperture on the top numbers of a dial - but I can't quite figure out how to read the dial - what does the numbers at the bottom scale correspond to? any help will be appreciated.

    Update: Figured it out, flashmeter working good!
    Last edited by Jun.C; 08-13-2010 at 06:33 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    This thread has been asleep since Dec 1, 2007, close to three years. I suspect Jason (the OP) has settled on a flash meter by now.

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    I did, I got the Sekonic L758DR, and learned how to not screw up with a combi.

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    Jason, how do you come on with it for ease of use.

    I have been tempted but have not yet committed as it seems to do everything including making the coffee.

    I was wondering, when you just want to take simple incident flash readings, how much does this thing help and how much does all the technology get in the way?

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    FWIW, I've used a Shepherd flash meter and it was beautiful in its simplicity and very well made as far as I could tell.
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    Jason, I love my 508 (and frequently "borrow" my studio partners 758 for it's display in viewer when spot metering), after a while it's operation becomes second nature.

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    I had taken in on a trade a Wein WP-500B and compared it to my GOSSEN Luna-Pro F - flash meter and it was pretty close. The Wein is as simple as it gets and inexpensive. The F, while I also like it, had a board problem and it cost around $150 to have the factory repair it. If I were buying one today, I would be interested in one of the Sekonic meters
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