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Gossen Spot Master vs. Pentax Spotmeter V vs. Soligor Digital Spotmeter

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Hey there,


having a hard time deciding on one of these spot meters. Would love to hear your thoughts/experiences as I'm planning to get my first SM, using it on a few upcoming film projects.


Thanks for your advice!

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If you're looking used, you could try a Sekonic L-558. Previous generation. I'll be honest, my 758 is my single most valuable piece of filmmaking kit. I use it all the time. And honestly, it'll probably outlast all the digital cameras I have.

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Hi Zac,


I did look into the Sekonic L-558, though I only found the non-cine version. I think the filter compensation feature of the cine version would be quite nice.

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I'd recommend looking at the 'cine' Sekonics. I bought an L-308DC to 'assist' in evaluating the light in terms of footcandles, which is the typical unit of measure for film lights.


I've had a Minolta Spot F for years. I bought that after having my Honeywell Pentax meter stolen, and had 3 replacement units flake out in rapid succession.

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