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    Sekonic L-358 question?

    Do you have to remove the "incident dome" on the L-358 to take a reflective measurement?
    I would probably lose it if that is the case...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    Do you have to remove the "incident dome" on the L-358 to take a reflective measurement?
    I would probably lose it if that is the case...
    What does the manual advise?

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    barry,

    to get the reflective measurements you remove the incident dome
    and replace it with the lumigrid ...

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    Yes you have to remove it and replace it with the Lumigrid or the spot meter.

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    Thanks! Is it something that can be lost if you are not careful???
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    Hi Barry!
    i am sure it will be lost almost instantly! At least i would lose it ASAP. I just got a L558 and am loving it and there is no need to remove anything
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    Hey David! Merry Christmas. Let's get together in the next couple of weeks????
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    It doesn't answer your direct question but my suggestion to you is to carefully consider what feature you'd actually use before committing to a light meter.

    I have a Sekonic L758DR. With it, I can do incident metering and spot reflective metering. So far, I have never had a need to meter reflective NON-spot. In NON-spot reflective metering, it will take a reading of an average of wide area of your subject. I'm not quite sure what this is useful for.... For one, the "view" of your meter is probably not the same as your lens. The other, there will certainly be a dark area and light areas and they won't be 50/50. If you buy L358 and a spot metering attachment, it will cost about the same as L-758 (and some for the radio transmitter). On L-758, there is nothing to detach or attach.

    L-308, the lumidome will slide out of the place for you reflective reading. Slide it in for incident. LumiDISK is a removable piece but you'd only need it if you are metering a flat object. You can likely keep it securely as it is not needed very often.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    If you meter a wide landscape what mode do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    It doesn't answer your direct question but my suggestion to you is to carefully consider what feature you'd actually use before committing to a light meter.

    I have a Sekonic L758DR. With it, I can do incident metering and spot reflective metering. So far, I have never had a need to meter reflective NON-spot. In NON-spot reflective metering, it will take a reading of an average of wide area of your subject. I'm not quite sure what this is useful for.... For one, the "view" of your meter is probably not the same as your lens. The other, there will certainly be a dark area and light areas and they won't be 50/50. If you buy L358 and a spot metering attachment, it will cost about the same as L-758 (and some for the radio transmitter). On L-758, there is nothing to detach or attach.

    L-308, the lumidome will slide out of the place for you reflective reading. Slide it in for incident. LumiDISK is a removable piece but you'd only need it if you are metering a flat object. You can likely keep it securely as it is not needed very often.
    You have a great point but I dissagree 100%
    My only issue with the L558 is that it is a spot reflective meter only. I would like to have a non spot refective as well. I meter many different ways depending on the camera/film/subject etc.....

    I almost went for the L758 but what I really needed was a spot meter as I have other handheld area meters. Now I sort of wished I went for the 758 with both spot and area reflective meters!
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