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Sekonic Marine Meter II

Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:22 pm

Cleaning out some stuff and found my old U/W light meter.  Anyone remember these from the 70's?

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Re: Sekonic Marine Meter II

Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:11 pm

Yes, I have one of those.

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Re: Sekonic Marine Meter II

Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:15 pm

They also made some for Dacor with a built in mounting device.
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Re: Sekonic Marine Meter II

Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:09 pm

Still using mine!

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Re: Sekonic Marine Meter II

Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:52 pm

I still have mine too... been sitting in a box with a Nikonos III for decades but I just cant part with it :D
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Re: Sekonic Marine Meter II

Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:28 pm

I still have two working examples and occasionally use it as a secondary meter source. This photo is two camera iterations before my current Nauticam/Canon rig, a Canon AXXX something other in a Ikelite box housing with an Inon wide angle lens, strobe and the Sekonic:

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Seemed to work okay because the photo above was shot by a pro using a DSLR and here with my really, really, really, old school Canon, managed this:

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Of course, Luis, I think it is, helped with some additional back lighting, thanks!

The Canon light meter of this generation Canon P&S was not very good and I had better results using the Sekonic and then dialing the numbers into the Canon. My current, apparently according to some GEN Xer, S90 is old school (what a maroon), but at least the exposure meter is easy to use thus negating the need for the Sekonic.

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Re: Sekonic Marine Meter II

Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:36 pm

I remember those and I wish I had one now! I have a Sekonic for land based cameras when I used my 4x5 view cameras but not a underwater model. I wish could find one in good condition for a good price!

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Re: Sekonic Marine Meter II

Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:11 am

ColemanJ wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:36 pm
I remember those and I wish I had one now! I have a Sekonic for land based cameras when I used my 4x5 view cameras but not a underwater model. I wish could find one in good condition for a good price!
Email sent. I may still have some, and will check tomorrow.
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Re: Sekonic Marine Meter II

Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:50 am

I also have one I would be willing to part with.
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Re: Sekonic Marine Meter II

Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:44 am

Here's the Dacor/Seconic, made for Dacor with the revised body having a place for mounting bolt. Less bulk than the aftermarket devices required to mount the original Seconic.
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