Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] metering in low light
From: "Roger L. Bunting" <>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 1998 11:37:24 -0600

I recently purchased a Sekonic 308B. What a great combination with my
M3, especially when traveling light. The meter is shirtpocket size. The
incident dome slides easily into place however there is no spot metering
capability. I consider it a "street" meter. The controls allow very
convenient one hand control.  I have no reason to question the accuracy.
The sensitivity is way beyond the capabilities of my L328 which could no
longer support my increased indoor available light work (which is why I
went electronic/ditigal). I gave up the spot capabilities of it's bigger
kin because I wanted a compact meter to use when traveling.



Kotsinadelis, Peter (Peter) wrote:
> Why not consider a Sekonic L-328?  I offer digital readout and an anlaog
> scale.
> Digital meters are faster and more accurate than analog meters simply
> because the D'Arsonval movement in the analog meter cannot be quite as
> precise as an LCD readou with accuracy to 1/10th of a stop.
> Peter k
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Stephenson []
> Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 1998 6:36 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] metering in low light
>    I prefer an analog meter to a digital. I've been looking at
> the Luna-Pro F, because it would be easy to use with the zone
> system and has a 7- & 15-degree attachment available. Any
> thoughts about this or alternatives? I'd like, for example, to be
> able to meter the U.S. Capitol dome after dark and get an
> accurate exposure without having to bracket like mad.
>    Thanks.
> =======
> Dear Howard,
> I can't speak specifially about use in low light, but my Luna Pro meter has
> done everything I've asked of it for years, and I got it used. It seems to
> be quite accurate, easy to use, and flexible. Recommended.
> Joe Stephenson