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Your Buddy the Light Meter

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My light meter is around my neck 100% of the time that I’m shooting. Literally, 100%. It’s a Sekonic L-508. It’s less than $300 when you buy it used on eBay. (Notice the trend of buying gear on eBay? I rarely buy gear brand new, opting for used whenever possible.)

The Sekonic L-508 is affordable compared to the newer models, it has spot-metering capabilities, and the ambient bulb is retractable. (This matters. You’ll find out why in a bit.) If you can’t swing the $300, you can purchase the Sekonic L-358. The L-358 doesn’t have a spot meter, which you’ll need for shooting black and white film. Worth saving up that extra $75, for sure.

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Contax 645, Fuji 400H, 80mm lens, f/2. San Francisco, CA.

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Contax 645, Kodak Portra 400, 80mm lens, f/2. Melbourne, Australia.


  

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