I have not used this meter but I have a friend who has, in fact I have the meter in my home as I write, just to have a look at it for my current spot meter is getting old and I am thinking of buying the Adorama meter. I can tell you with certainty that the Adorama meter is a Soligor with the Adorama name plate on the side. I have used a Soligor analog spot meter for over 20 years without any problems so I would be happy to recommend the Adorama meter.