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Old 25-01-2011, 19:55   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, would be interested in a light meter for low light shooting can anyone recommend one, [non digital] no go, old type would be just spot on, cheers
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Re: Low light,

The Weston Master five or Euromaster springs to mind. Make sure it comes with the invercone that allows the measurement of incident light.

Gossen and Minolta also made good meters, but I'm not familiar with their models. The Minolta had spot metering too.
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Re: Low light,

I had a Weston Master IV which I had stopped using many years ago but 12 months ago I decided it was the ideal thing to measure a projector output so searched at the back of the phoography cupboard and eventually found it. It seemed that the adhesive which hold the glass in place had failed so the glass had fallen in and bent the needle. Even the old equipment does not last forever. There seems to be plenty of light meters for sale still Sekonic & Gossen in particular and I saw at least one analogue version. However, there is no reason to believe that an analogue would be more accurate than digital but perhaps it may suit you better.
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Cheers Dave,sometimes the camera would be incorrect when mins are needed so i thought id try this to see to, wouldnt know till i try i guess.
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Re: Low light,

My Dad gave me his old Weston Master 5 with invacone. It must be getting on for 50 years old and still works.

They're very accurate but need carefull handling in low light i.e. when the meter reads 3 or less.

It's interresting to compare a modern camera with 'through the lens' metering against a manual meter reading or even better manualy metering the incident light with the invacone on.

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