Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Basic light meter recommendation?
From: "Matthew M Smith" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 08:26:52 -0500


I use a Sekonic L-188 with my M3 and my Rollei MX-EVS.  I probably wouldn't 
give it 'rave reviews,' but for the most part it does what I want it to do.  
As with the meter in my Nikon FM, though, sometimes one has to _actually_ 
think about the lighting situation, and try to figure out if, and why, the 
meter is likely to be wrong.  But, that's part of the interest in manual 
photography for me.

B&H sells this meter for a pittance: It's about $85.  Small, light weight.  
Does feel cheap, though.  Just go to the B&H site and follow this path:  < 
Home < Photo < General Photo Equipment < Light Meters < Lightmeters & 
Accessories < Ambient

It's the only hand-held meter I've used, so I haven't anything to compare it 
to.  But, it seems to do a fine job.  I've only been disappointed when I 
failed to recgonize a tricky aspect to the lighting.

Hope this helps.
Matthew M Smith

- -Matthew Powell" <> wrote:
<<Can anyone recommend a good, basic handheld light meter?>>

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