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Old 09-23-2005, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey All,

Does anyone have experience with minolta light meters. There are 7 camera shops here in savannah that are sekonic dealers and wouldnt u know.....none of them carry light meters in stock (im truely perplexed by this). There is one store that is getting a shipment of minolta's in today. Thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-23-2005, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The teacher I took some classes from used a Minolta (flash meter). I also worked for a studio that used it. Looked like the same model in fact. Don't remember the model to tell you but they worked fine.


I went with the Sekonic because I wanted the wireless trigger for the pocket wizards and I went with the spot metered version.

If you don't need it right now there are some cool companies that ship stuff to ya from other places. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] It's nice to support the local camera shop but when they're too over priced or tell me they can order it I figure I'll do my own ordering.

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Old 09-23-2005, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey David,

I agree...problem is I need it today...lol. I guess I have that syndrom. Had I been a litttleee smarter, I would have ordered one from B and H at the same time I ordered my bees. I thought to my self...there are plenty of camera stores here I can pick one up at. Whoda guess that 7 freakin camera shops dont carry them. I mean correct me if im wrong but, its a someone important tool to have (yes..that is sarcasm). And just think....they call themselves "photgraphic suppliers".
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You do kind of have a problem. We've only got 3 maybe 4 serious players here in Salt Lake and one of them has the Sekonic in stock so I was lucky. Have you checked to see if any of them rent gear. Maybe you can rent what you need for today and then buy what you want.

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Old 09-23-2005, 12:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I can only tell you that I owned a Minolta IIIF about 12 years ago. It died on me after a year. I purchased another one used after that... that one also died on me after a year. And i am someone who really babies equipment.

Of course that may just be my experience and everyone else who uses them has had no problems. I don't know.
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey Man,

Thanks for the reply...got it handled...one of the stores just got a shipment of the minolta 5's in. On my way!!....lol.
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Michael
I have a 4 model that has a analize function that reads the the amount of light coming from flash vs the amount that is coming from ambient light, I find this feature valuable in dragging the shutter at sunset so as to not over power the ambient light with flash. Unfortunately I have to use a sync cable. You might find this feature handy with your beach shots.
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I use the Minolta Flashmeter IV and have been using it for over 10 years at least. I bought it when it first came out, so that is the exact time its been in use. It has worked perfectly all that time with never a glitch.

Here is a photo of what it looks like in use:



It is the black gadget their on the bed.

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I have a slightly older Minolta (III maybe) that works great for flash or ambient.

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Mike get a rush shipment for the Sekonic . The wireless feature is worth the wait. I love mine and I don't think I could give it up and go back to wires..

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