Friday, December 12, 2008

Good cinematography find

This Pentax digital spotmeter is the one that you're most likely to see being used on a set. It is extremely accurate and has some nice features on it. It also is no longer available and "new" ones on eBay sell for about $600. I recently found, and purchased one from Provantage (a reputable retailer) for $426, a lot less than it cost when they were still making them. Someone must have some sitting in a warehouse somewhere. If you have any interest in buying a spotmeter, I'd jump on this because when they're gone, they're gone. It takes about two weeks to get it.

Even if you don't have the slightest idea as to how to use it, you can always pull it out, point it at something and say, "knock that baby down a half stop" and everyone will think you have everything under control. It also adds a nice gunslinger effect if you wear it on your belt.

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