Wanted flash meter

14 posts
19 Sep 2016
wiltshiretog
Photographer
wiltshiretog
Just thought i would see if anyone has a flash meter they wanted to sell?

Posted 19 Sep 2016
grahamr
Photographer
grahamr
I have one of these Gossen flash meters to sell http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-gossen-digisky-exposure-meter/p1524493
I bought it from the Flash Centre last year. Hardly been used so in "as new" condition. Perfect for triggering Elinchrom lights too. I have 2 other flash meters so this is available.

Cheers
Graham


Posted 19 Sep 2016
wiltshiretog
Photographer
wiltshiretog
Thanks for the reply,but looking for something cheaper

Posted 20 Sep 2016
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
If you want something cheap, why not just buy a brand new Sekonic 308? (arguably the base-standard of flash meters)

Posted 21 Sep 2016
wiltshiretog
Photographer
wiltshiretog
I don't call £130 cheap though

Posted 21 Sep 2016
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
If you feel £130 for a fairly advanced, very well made, and somewhat essential piece of studio oriented technology isn't for you then perhaps photography may not be the hobby that's best suited to you considering the comparative cost of everything else photography related.

To go any cheaper, I can only recommend a Lastolite Xpobalance (~35) and use it with histograms (I use them by getting the 'spike' of the white as far to the right of the histogram without actually clipping it), though it'll be far from accurate, or consistent.
Posted 22 Sep 2016
Edited by RedChecker 22 Sep 2016
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Bear in mind as well that £130 is only the cost of a model working to high levels for 2-3 hours. Again, not much in the scheme of things and Sekonic meters last for years (my dad's one from the mid 1960s still works fine)

Posted 22 Sep 2016
eosfan
Photographer
eosfan
Better not offer my Sekonic L-758DR then.

But seriously, completely agree with Redchecker - a decent exposure meter/flashmeter is invaluable and as he says, a small price to pay in comparison. You may also want to consider a second hand Minolta Autometer 6 if you can find one, although I have no idea on price (even though I have one myself, along with a never opened or used Minolta Autometer VF)

Posted 22 Sep 2016
wiltshiretog
Photographer
wiltshiretog
I was looking more along the lines of used,i have seen sekonic 308 got for £60-70 ish

Posted 22 Sep 2016
creakypete
Photographer
creakypete
Hi
I have a Calumet DFM3 in excellent condition with soft case. Owned from new. V good condition.
Make an offer. I won't promise the manual but if you are interested I will turn the house upside down to try to find it.
Pete

Posted 27 Sep 2016
Carpe_Diem
Photographer
Carpe_Diem
I have a Sekonic 308B you can have for £50 + £10 P&P (Had another I sold recently & cost just under to send first class recorded delivery)

It's in good condition/working order comes with a pouch
Sync socket gromet is missing, no box or any other acessories

Let me know

Posted 4 Oct 2016
wiltshiretog
Photographer
wiltshiretog
Hi creakypete
I am interested in your lightmeter but i have no idea what they are worth?just been googling and evey site i find that sells it says its out of stock,so i have no idea what to offer.

Posted 4 Oct 2016
DavidN
Photographer
DavidN
I have a Gossen Lunasix F, which I have been asked to sell by a friend. When it was given to me, the battery had corroded, but it's in a separate compartment, so there is no damage to the circuitry. I replaced the battery connector lead and it now works well. Otherwise it's in excellent condition, hardly used and comes with lanyard, leather case, instructions and box.
How does £60, plus postage sound?
Regards,


David Nuttall


Posted 7 Oct 2016
anthonyh
Photographer
anthonyh
I use two Courtenay FM3 meters.....one new from the 80s, one s/h a few years ago from eBay. £10 ish if I remember right. Both perform perfectly, measure to 1/3 a stop, and will probably outlast me!! Might still be cheap on eBay. A bit basic, but if used intelligently......
Posted 11 Oct 2016
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