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| p.1 #1 · Disappointed in the Sekonic L-358 meter |
I have been using a Minolta Autometer VF for quite some time. I love it except it gets annoying that you need to click the "read" button everytime you want to take a flash reading. So if I'm taking a flash reading, adjusting the power, taking another reading, etc., I have to keep pressing the read button. (Yeah, I know - Shouldn't be that big a deal...)
On a whim, I picked up a used sekonic L358, thinking it would be a more professional and accurate meter and additionally, the cordless flash setting stays in "read" mode continuously (for 90 seconds after the last reading) without you continually having to press the button.
However, the thing I hate about it is that there is no way to get 1/3 shutter speed *AND* 1/10 F stop at the same time. For example, on the Minolta, I can set the reading to 1/200 (necessary if I'm shooting with flash) and then see the aperture as 8.0 .6 which means approximately F10.
The only way you can get 1/10 stops with the sekonic is to set the scale to whole stops so then I can't set the shutter speed to 1/200 but have to use 1/250.
Yeah, I know it shouldn't be a big deal and it's easy to convert but the meter needs a firmware revision update!!!
I'd rather have the meter do the conversions for me. And I also found that my minolta matched the readings of the sekonic exactly so I don't think there is any more accuracy with the sekonic.
Anyway, I'm going to sell the sekonic and keep the minolta. Just wondering what other folks think of the Sekonic vs. the Minolta. (I don't need the PW module so that's not a factor for me...)