My light meter collection.
Left-to-right: Minolta Spotmeter F (newest, as recently posted), Minolta Auto Meter IV F, (I’ve had this one the longest), Gossen Luna Pro (yard sale find), Sekonic Flashmate L-308s, Sekonic Twinmate L-208.
After posting about the Spotmeter F, I thought to round up all my meters and document yet another of my many photographic obsessions.
All these meters were purchased for use when shooting film.
I bought the Minolta Auto Meter IV F back in the mid-90s, not long after it was released. Great little incident meter. If memory serves, I bought it at Keeble & Shuchat Photography in Palo Alto, CA.
The Luna Pro was part of a bunch of gear and expired film I purchased at an estate sale in Sunnyvale, CA. for US $22.50. Not bad, and it works.
The L-308 was added in June 2009. Another nice incident meter, a little smaller than the Auto Meter IV F.
I bought the tiny L-208 in August 2008.
All four incident meters can be used as spot meters, too. Just move the white globe out of the way of the sensor and point at the subject,