10 Best Photographic Light Meters for January 2021

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Kenko KFM-1100 Auto Digi Meter - Light Meter for Flash and Ambient Light
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Kenko KFM-1100 Auto Digi Meter - Light Meter for Flash and Ambient Light

by Kenko Tokina USA
What We like

Simple and easy-to-use ambient/flash meter

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Product Features

  • Cord or cordless operation
  • Flash-ambient ratio calculations
  • Accurate and full featured
  • Analyze function for mixed lighting

Flash-ambient ratio calculations Cord or cordless operation Analyze function for mixed lighting Accurate and full featured

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Sekonic 5-Degree Viewfinder for L-478 Photographic Light Meter (401-364)
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Sekonic 5-Degree Viewfinder for L-478 Photographic Light Meter (401-364)

by MacGroup
What We like

Non obstructive

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Product Features

  • Clear Viewfinder
  • Made for the Sekonic L-478

Made for the sekonic l-478 Clear viewfinder

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Gossen GO H264A Sixtomat F2 Light Meter f/Flash, Ambient, Cine and Reflective Metering (Black)
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Gossen GO H264A Sixtomat F2 Light Meter f/Flash, Ambient, Cine and Reflective Metering (Black)

by Gossen
What We like

ERGONOMIC DESIGN-compact housing with clear-cut fashion display and one-hand operation. Made in Germany

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Product Features

  • WIDE MEASURING RANGE-f-stop from 1. 0 to 90, exposure time from 1/8000 s to 60 minutes
  • EASY SUBJECT CONTRAST CONTROL-analog contrast display in half f-stop values
  • FLEXIBLE AMBIENT LIGHT MEASUREMENT-aperture or shutter priority pre-selection as well as exposure value display
  • COMPREHENSIVE FLASH MEASUREMENT-flash exposure measurement (cord/non-cord) with adjustable synchronization speed up to 1/1000 s, display of ambient light ratio and multiple flash calculation
  • DIVERSE WARNINGS-battery level, over-range or under-range

Easy subject contrast control-analog contrast display in half f-stop values Cine function for filmmakers-determination of f-stop for adjustable film speeds ranging from 8 to 64 fps, including 25 fps and 30 fps for tv, as well as correction factor for sectors deviating from 180 Comprehensive metering methods-incident and reflected light measurement with adjustable measured value display in full, 1/2 or 1/3 increments Diverse warnings-battery level, over-range or under-range Flexible ambient light measurement-aperture or shutter priority pre-selection as well as exposure value display Individualized adaptation-entry or measurement within a range of 7. 9 ev correction values in 1/10 increments Wide measuring range-f-stop from 1. 0 to 90, exposure time from 1/8000 s to 60 minutes Precise measurement and display-repetition accuracy of 0. 1 ev, measured value display in 1/10 increments Comprehensive flash measurement-flash exposure measurement (cord/non-cord) with adjustable synchronization speed up to 1/1000 s, display of ambient light ratio and multiple flash calculation

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Extech 401025 Foot Candle/Lux Light Meter
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Extech 401025 Foot Candle/Lux Light Meter

by Extech
What We like

Analog output of 1mV per count for capturing readings to a recorder

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Product Features

  • Includes analog output and fast/slow response feature
  • Select fast (1 second) or slow (2 seconds) response time
  • Accurately displays light level in terms of Fc or Lux over three ranges

Includes analog output and fast/slow response feature Accurately displays light level in terms of fc or lux over three ranges Select fast (1 second) or slow (2 seconds) response time

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Gossen Luna-Pro Light Meter Black Model in original leather case, Made In Germany
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Gossen Luna-Pro Light Meter Black Model in original leather case, Made In Germany

by OLDCAMS
What We like

Comes with the original leather case.

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Product Features

  • Batteries included
  • Measures ambient light, and provides reflected and incident readings
  • Meter has a cds cell which is capable of taking exposure readings from moonlight to sunlight

Batteries included Measures ambient light, and provides reflected and incident readings Meter has a cds cell which is capable of taking exposure readings from moonlight to sunlight

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Sekonic L-358 Flash Master Light Meter
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Sekonic L-358 Flash Master Light Meter

by Sekonic Corporation
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Sekonic RT-32 Radio Transmitter Module installs easily, enabling wireless

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Product Features

  • Up to 9 readings can be stored in memory for meter averaging and contrast evaluations in Aperture and Shutter priority modes
  • Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings
  • Up to 9 readings can be stored in memory for meter averaging and contrast evaluations in Aperture and Shutter priority modes
  • Incident readings of three-dimensional subjects are taken using the Lumisphere fully extended
  • Dust-proof and splash-proof (JIS Standard Water Resistance Class 4)

Sekonic rt-32 radio transmitter module installs easily, enabling wireless Hi-res 800 x 600 svga led backlit screen 4:3 ratio, auto rotate sensor, remote control Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings Dust-proof and splash-proof (jis standard water resistance class 4) Incident readings of three-dimensional subjects are taken using the lumisphere fully extended Up to 9 readings can be stored in memory for meter averaging and contrast evaluations in aperture and shutter priority modes Up to 9 readings can be stored in memory for meter averaging and contrast evaluations in aperture and shutter priority modes Dust-proof and splash-proof (jis standard water resistance class 4) Incident readings of three-dimensional subjects are taken using the lumisphere fully extended

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Lumu Power Light & Color Meter for Photo and Video
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Lumu Power Light & Color Meter for Photo and Video

by Lumulabs, Inc.
What We like

LUMU POWER transforms your iOS device into a professional light meter. Measure Color temperature, illuminance, spot, ambient and flash exposure. Just download the app and you are ready to go. You can find the User Manual listed in the Technical Specification tab in Product Information, located under the Product Description on this page.

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Product Features

  • COLOR TEMPERATURE - set the correct Color temperature in any light situation. White will be White and colors will be perfect.
  • AMBIENT EXPOSURE - get perfect exposure every time. Control Balance between aperture and shutter time to achieve the right effect.
  • "FLASH EXPOSURE - No more blind guessing. Simply measure flash and control balance between flash and ambient light".
  • SPOT METERING - Use Lumu Light Meter app as a standalone spot meter, no additional hardware needed.

Color temperature - set the correct color temperature in any light situation. white will be white and colors will be perfect. Spot metering - use lumu light meter app as a standalone spot meter, no additional hardware needed. "flash exposure - no more blind guessing. simply measure flash and control balance between flash and ambient light". Ambient exposure - get perfect exposure every time. control balance between aperture and shutter time to achieve the right effect.

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Extech LT505 Pocket Light Meter
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Extech LT505 Pocket Light Meter

by Extech
What We like

Auto power off with Disable

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Product Features

  • Data hold and min/max functions
  • Zero/calibration function
  • Measure light levels in foot-candle (FC) or Lux units using a precision Photo diode with cosine and Color correction filter

Measure light levels in foot-candle (fc) or lux units using a precision photo diode with cosine and color correction filter Data hold and min/max functions Zero/calibration function

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Discontinued Sekonic L-478D LiteMaster Pro Lightmeter
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Discontinued Sekonic L-478D LiteMaster Pro Lightmeter

by MacGroup
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Light Meter LM-50KL Measures Lux/Fc - LED/Fluorescent, Industrial, Household, and Photography - Calibration Certificate Included
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Light Meter LM-50KL Measures Lux/Fc - LED/Fluorescent, Industrial, Household, and Photography - Calibration Certificate Included

by LATNEX
What We like

Many applications include: Warehouses, factories, office buildings, restaurants, schools, library, hospitals, photographic, many video, parking garages, museums, art galleries, stadiums, building security.

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Product Features

  • Measuring intensities of illumination in Lux or footcandles.
  • Measuring lights source: LED white light and all visible light.

Measuring intensities of illumination in lux or footcandles. Measuring lights source: led white light and all visible light.

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