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    Gossen Digipro-F or Sekonic 308S

    I am trying to decide between these two meters and it appears that the Gossen Digi-Pro F has a few more features????

    Has any one had both meters? Are they basically ford or chevy?
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    Barry:

    I own the Gossen, but looked closely at the Sekonic.

    The Gossen is about 1/2 the size of the Sekonic - in my mind that is its strongest asset.

    My meter works very well, but there are some peculiarities to it.
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    I have a Gossen Digipro F, and find it to be a very fast to use, accurate, robust and reliable. I particularly like the fact that it runs on a single AA battery you can buy anywhere .
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    I had the Sekonic L-308S and would say the exact same thing Ben says about the Gossen. I liked it very much.
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    I have owned and used Norwood and its successor Seconic 398. One great advantage with this meter is use of a selenium cell which requires no battery. My wife owns and uses two of them and desires nothing else.

    I have acquired a Gossen myself, and am very pleased with it.

    Both meters will fit in a Lowepro Street and field case #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Barry:

    I own the Gossen, but looked closely at the Sekonic.

    The Gossen is about 1/2 the size of the Sekonic - in my mind that is its strongest asset.

    My meter works very well, but there are some peculiarities to it.
    Half the size of the Sekonic? Really? The 308 is already petite and not that much thicker than the AA it swallows.

    Not sure what features matter to stradibarrius. I love my 308 as an ambient/flash meter. Nice ergonomics, deadly accurate, well-made, pocket-size. I see its lack of a swivel head as one less break-prone feature.

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    I've had both and the Sekonic is less fiddly to use because of it's larger size and more dedicated buttons.
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    The Digiflash-F is more compact. I have a tendency to push the odd button when I pull it out of my pocket(changes modes). I prefer the analog dial on it.
    I sorta kinda wish I had the Sekonic back.

    Summary:Big hands=Sekonic tiny little elfin hands=Gossen.
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    The Gossen Digiflash is not the same as the Gossen Digipro-F. Some posters appear to have them confused.

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    The Gossen "Digipro-F" has a 25 deg exposure and the Sekonic 308 has a 40deg exposure. Does that make any difference to anyone???
    Also the Gossen will store multiple exposures...I think, and the Sekonic will not, if I read the features correctly. Does storing multiple reads equate to being able to average?
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    I have a 308. It's nice. About the size of a deck of cards and takes a standard AA. It's easy to use and easy to hold.

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