Recommended Light Meters

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In the beginning of the fall semester of the first year in RCC Photography Technology program students are required to have a light meter. There are several light meters in the marketplace from which to choose and more expensive or bigger isn’t always better.

The specifications for the light meter you will need for the RCC photography program are as follows:

  1. The meter must be able to take both ambient and flash readings.
  2. The meter must be able to take both incident and reflected reading.

Many of our students have found the Sekonic FlashMate L-308S series to be an easy to use and good meter to start with.

If you already have a light meter from another manufacturer please consult with us on the first week of the fall semester.

Below are some suggestions and price points.

Mfg. Model Price Point +/-
Sekonic L-308 Series $120-$170
Sekonic *L-478 Series (see below) $250 – $270 plus $99-$125
Sekonic L-758 Series $430 – $480
Hensel Strobe Master Light Meter $600-$625
Shepherd Polaris Karat Flash Meter $285 – $300
Gossen GO 4039 Digisky Digital Exposure Meter $450 – $480
*Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478D/L-478DR 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder (must have for reflective meter reading) Additional $99 – $125

You can learn more about the above meters on the Sekonic, Gossen, Hensel, Polaris,  web sites.

Rev. 3-20-2016

 

 

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