Good morning, Graham;
The Gossen Lunasix is one of the meters I use also. I still find it to be good. I also have a Weston Master II and a Master V with the "Invercone" incident light reading attachment. I find the incident light metering function to be very useful.
The Gossen Luna-Pro F would be an asset if you get into a lot of flash photography.
Ralph Javins, Latte Land, Washington
When they ask you; "How many Mega Pixels you got in your camera?"
just tell them; "I use activated silver bromide crystals tor my image storage media."
What is wrong with the cheap, reliable, simple, non-plasticky, time-tested, practically unchanged in 50 years, non-battery dependent Sekonic Studio meter? You can figure your flash fill using experience and guide numbers just as quickly and accurately as you can take a flash reading (and far more conveniently). IMO, if you want a flash meter, get a FLASH METER like the Minolta, that only has one gizmo to worry about: the EI. If needed, use it alongside your ambient meter, instead of messing with buttons, menus, etc. on a one-thing-does-all overpriced plastic thingy.
Originally Posted by Graham.b
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"Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."
- Rob Tyner (1944 - 1991)
I have used Sekonic Studio Master, Gossen Luna Pro, and Weston Master II for incident/reflective, and gray card readings. They are all good for that. More recently, I have used a Sekonic L-308B for several years for reflected and incident ambient lighting and flash illumination measurement. It's a splendid little meter, pocketable, and runs on a common AA cell. Sensitive, and has no memory problems like CdS. The multifunctional control is not in the least confusing. I recommend it highly. I'm sure that its descendent, the L-308S is as good if not even better.
Henry Fisher in Atlanta
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Check out the Gossen Digipro F http://www.gossen-photo.de/pdf/flyer_digipro_e.pdf I got one about a year ago and am very pleased with it, and the flash function tells you what proportion of the light reading is ambient, and how much is flash.
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I have been using a Minolta Flashmeter IV for the past 20 years and I love it.
In addition to it I have the 5 degree spot att and the mini-probe for places where I can not put the meter for reading.
A great combo, that uses one AA battery.
What ever you will buy check out which battery it uses: AA, AAA and 9V block are OK, the rest can be a problem in the future.
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The disk is actually originally intended to meter light striking a piece of flat art, for reproduction.
Originally Posted by John Koehrer
It evolved in its use, to measure light from one light vs. the other for ratio set up, or to measure consistency across an area.
I used only Minolta meter and I have used Flashmeter II, Flashmeter III, Spotmeter M and Flashmeter VI. I think the Sekonic 308 can measure flash so it's an advantage if you need it.
Luna Six for me. When I was a teenager [1970's], I used to look in the cabinets at the camera stores and wish that I could own one. Now I have two. They work perfectly for me. I use B&W almost all the time, and approximate exposures are often good enough. Now moving more and more to Sunny f/11 Rule.