Summary: I am a beginner with photography and this item has helped me so much as far as manually metering and getting the correct readings so that my film exposures comes out exactly as I intended it to.
Summary: Perfectly functional ambient light meter, very small and light. I've owned two so far; one of them needed a shim to hold the battery reliably in place. Aside from that, no problems. You'd think that being carried loose in a pocket the clear plastic would be scratched, but that hasn't been my experience. Anyway, mine go everywhere with me.
Summary: The instructions aren't great and it seems fragile but it is much less money than most and any basic photo book explains light meter use. My needs are simple since I take pictures for fun with old manual slr's and have gotten good results with color and b&w , indoors and out, macro, potrait and landscape
Summary: small, consistent and easy to use which is what i needed it for. perfect for my street photography. for the price though the construction is very bad. battery contact keeps failing and i have to remove the battery and bend it back out. when this meter breaks or i become too irritated with the battery problem i'll find another brand. i really like its form and function, wish it was made better.
Summary: I use this little meter with my medium format and large format cameras in just about any light. It comes with some useful features: a lanyard, soft case and a hot-shoe adapter for mounting on the cameras. Meter readings function by rotating the dial for film speed, pressing the button, and then dialing in the appropriate shutter stop/aperture settings. The small incident dome that slide into place is more durable than versions found on the classic hand-held mini meters.
Summary: -Cheap compact reflected and incent light meter for photography (with meterless cameras). -Its reflected light measurements are accurate, readings are easy. It is compact enough to fit in a jeans pocket which fits me perfectly, and it is cheap. -readings are not always consistent, pressing twice the button is required to check you had a good reading.
Summary: I purchased this meter for the price to use on my old 120 TLR. Works great, but seems to be a stop off in the readings. I just adjust the ISO dial to reflect proper exposure based on my Minolta meter. One must be careful in this plastic meter. Otherwise, a great tiny thing if you want to house it on the flash mount.
Summary: I use this with mechanical manual cameras Good: Relatively inexpensive, reliable. Reflected light readings seem to be accurate enough for normal focal lens shooting in normal conditions - dont expect to use this for night shots etc. Not so good: The lumisphere to use for incident light readigs is ridiculously small - I have not used it and I would not trust readings.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: The Sekonic meter is the last holdout of the "reasonably priced" ambient light meters. While it's no Weston Meter, it has proven to be relatively rugged and reliable. My only suggestion would be to put it in a thicker, heavier plastic or aluminum case. Still a bargin for a little workhorse!