Konica Minolta Spot Meter F Light Meters

Spot Meter F

Minolta’s Spotmeter F is designed for professionals and advanced amateurs alike. While looking through the meter’s viewfinder, you can take precise, 1-degree spot measurements of flash or ambient light, to check the lighting on a small part of your subject. Three exposure-calculation functions (highlight biasing, shadow biasing, and averaging) can be used to determine the exposure of virtually any subject or scene.

User Reviews (5)

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Christopher J Breitenstein   Intermediate [Jul 27, 2007]
Strength:

Accuracy, reliability, and simplicity are crucial in photographic equipment, and all of these traits describe this meter.

Weakness:

The only thing wrong with this meter is knowing that someday I will need to replace it!

This spot meter is really fantastic. After a simple calibration it is extremely accurate (with in a tenth of stop), and most of the time is like measuring with a micrometer and cutting with an ax. The meter remains accurate independent of the battery life. I have noticed that between full batteries and dead ones the reading change about 1/10 th of a stop.

Customer Service

Never needed.

Similar Products Used: None
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5
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5
Louis Lam   Intermediate [May 20, 2000]
Model Reviewed: Spot Meter F Light Meter
Strength:

Egromic design and ease of use.

Weakness:

Not enough memory provided for metering.

The Spotmeter F is a true 1 degree spot meter, when compared to the L508 , which is a zoom design. I found that it is great when used for zone system since it gives contrast difference in EV as well as in F-stop bar graph display. It will score a 5-star rating if it incoprate a cordless sync flash metering.

Customer Service

No needed

Similar Products Used: Sekonics L508
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5
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4
Bhola Raam   Intermediate [Mar 01, 2000]
Model Reviewed: Spot Meter F Light Meter
Strength:

Very accuarate, easy to hold and easy to point towards subject.

Weakness:

None

Bought this meter about 10 yrs. back and still very satisfied with its performance. Now this meter would be considered expensive as many new meters carry multi features and perhaps at lower price.

Customer Service

Never needed

Similar Products Used: Sekonic; Gossen Lunasix F2
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5
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4
Pall Stefansson   [Jan 29, 2000]
Model Reviewed: Spot Meter F Light Meter
Strength:

Very accurate, good viewfinder.

Weakness:

NO

I HAVE HAD ONE FOR 11 YEARS AND NEVER LET ME DOWN, do have also Sekonic L508, who is not as good in realy low light, and the viewfinder on the minolta is much better.

Similar Products Used: Sekonic L508
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5
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5
Doug Baker   Expert [Oct 20, 1999]
Model Reviewed: Spot Meter F Light Meter
Strength:

The Minolta Spot Meter F has a solid quality feel to it. The analog display of the aperature scale is quick and easy to use. It is not to large or heavy.the meter is very accurate and agrees with my taste in chromes.

Weakness:

No problems.

A good meat and potatoes spot meter at a reasonable price. Others may be more fancy with frills but the Spot Meter F is a staight ahead machine (like my hassy). It helps me concentrate (rather than distract me) on the photographic composition at hand.

Customer Service

Have not used it.

Similar Products Used: Gossen,Sekonic
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5
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5
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