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Spectra Cine Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter (P-2000EL-A) - Black - Digital Incident, Reflected, Footcandles and Lux Light Meter with Special Features for Cinematographers

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Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter - Spectra Professional meters are advanced and true digital exposure meters. Compact and easy to use, they are the most comprehensive, technologically advanced and reliable exposure meters for cinematographers, lighting designers, videographers and professional still photographers.

This compact and user-friendly light meter provides an easy, economical means of making highly accurate measurement of indoor and outdoor light levels. It measures footcandles, lux and instantly calculates Contrast Ratio, Averaging and can store up to 2 readings. Measurement results are displayed on an Electroluminescent backlit Custom LCD. It has a digital f/stop range from f/0.35 to f/128 in i/10th stop increments and an Analog Bargraph range from f/0.7 to f/45 in 1/3rd stop increments.

Note! This meter is available in four colors: Black, Blue, Green and Yellow

High end professional cine meter
Reads incident and reflected light; Measures footcandles and lux
Reads out in Frames per Second and Shutter Speeds
Memory recall functions
Digital and analog readouts
Rotating receptor head
Sensitivity range of almost one million to one
The Reputation of Spectra
The Spectra Professional Line of meters have been the industry standard and the choice of professionals for the past 50 years. Spectra has received several International Awards including Six Technical Academy Awards from the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Primetime Engineering Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and an Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development from the American Society Of Lighting Designers for the design, development and manufacture of technically superior products important to these industries.
Measuring System Silicon Photovaltaic cell; Computer selected glass filters tailored to spectral response of the film
Measuring Modes Incident and Reflected (Reflected light acceptance angle is 42 degrees square); Average, Normal, Ratio; Footcandles/Lux
Receptor Head Swivel head rotates 270 degrees; Accepts optional one degree spot attachment
Aperture/Shutter Priority Shutter Speed Priority
Display Readout Digital LCD plus analog bargraph; Electro-luminescent lamp for viewing displayed measurements at very low light levels
ISO Range 3 to 8000 in 1/3 increments; Frames per second: 2 to 360 (for motion picture cameras)
f/Stop Display Range
  • Digital f/stop: f/.35 to f/128 (in 1/10-stop increments)
  • Analog f/stop: f/0.7 to f/45 (in 1/3- stop increments)
  • Photographic Illuminance: Footcandles 0.1 to 70,000 and lux 1 to 100,000
      - between from 0.1 to 49.9 in 0.1 footcandle units
        - between 50-999 in 1 footcandle units
          - between 1000-70,000 in 10 footcandle units
        • f/stop difference: the difference in f/stop between a new reading and the last memorized measurement is displayed in 1/10th stop increments up to plus or minus 12 f/stops
        • Average: Average of two readings and or continuous reading in f-stop and footcandle mode
        Shutter Speed - Ambient 1/8000 sec to 30 minutes
        Shutter Speed - Flash Not Applicable - NOTE: This meter does not measure flash exposure.
        EV Range (ISO-100) Not Applicable
        Cine Speeds 2 to 360 fps; Shutter Angle: 45 to 205 degrees
        Exposure Memory "Memory Store" and "Memory Recall" switches: Memory Recall switch is to recall stored reading in memory-1(ml), current reading in memory-2(m2) and or the Ratio, Average and f/stop of the two readings
        Shadow/Highlight Calculation Calculates ratio of key plus fill to fill light alone from 1:1 to 999:1
        Contrast Ratios:
      • Color Film: 1.5:1 to 5:1
      • Black and White Film: 2:1 to 16:1
        Brightness Difference
      • Resolution: - Digital: 0.1 stop; Analog: 0.2 stops
      • Accuracy: - Digital 0.05 f/stop
        Flash to Ambient Ratio Not Applicable
        Multiple Flash Not Applicable
        Exposure Calibration
      • IMPORTANT!:You should not attempt to recalibrate the meter yourself. Recalibration of the meter requires both an equipped calibration laboratory and an intimate knowledge of the internal workings of the instrument. A recalibration and maintenance service is available from Spectra Cine, Inc. or an authorized service center for a nominal charge. There are no user-serviceable components inside the meter. Opening the meter will void your warranty. The meter is equipped with an indicator which will signal if the cover has been removed by other than factory authorized personnel.
        Power Source One 6 volt battery #s A544,PX28L or PX28; Meter features Low Battery Warning; Flashes "LO BATT" on LCD display and meter will remain operational for approximately 3 hours; When battery is weak "LO BATT" will stay lit and meter will not operate; When battery is dead "LO BATT" will not light up; Auto Power Off: Meter shuts off automatically when not used after one minute.
        Dimensions 2.5 x 5.5 x 2" (63.5 x 139.7 x 50.8mm) (WHD)
        Weight 6 oz (168 g)
        Specialties If the film speed (ISO), frames per second (fps) or exposure time/Still (Time) settings are changed, the f/stops are immediately recalculated and displayed in normal, f/stop difference or average modes
        Spectra Cine Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter (P-2000EL-A) - Black - Digital Incident, Reflected, Footcandles and Lux Light Meter with Special Features for Cinematographers
      • Soft Leather Case
      • Neck Strap
      • Flat Diffuser
      • PX28 Battery
      • One-Year Warranty
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        Spectra CineProfessional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter
         
        4.4

        (based on 9 reviews)

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        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Accurate (6)
        • Lightweight (6)
        • Consistent (4)
        • Compact (3)

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Film (6)
            • Reviewer Profile:
            • Pro photographer (3)
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          4.0

          Solid Light Meter

          By Gafferechaun

          from New York

          Comments about Spectra Cine Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter:

          I've used the Spectra Cine IV on several shoots. It's a great bargain for a great tool. Is does have a cheep plastic feel, though it is very sturdy. You do have to swap elements between ambient and key lighting, which had me using my hand as a hood to block ambient light. Not as accurate when metering light this way, but it was much quicker. Overall it's a great value for such an accurate and easy to use meter.

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          4.0

          Perfect to use as cinematographer

          By Breno

          from Brazil

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Film
            • Photography

            Comments about Spectra Cine Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter:

            Good price and precisely exposure meter

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            SPECTRA, number one - no compromise

            By stefano spiti

            from Milan - Italy

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Film

              Comments about Spectra Cine Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter:

              is the best tool for those who want to make the DoP
              , is a sacred object, and I treated it with great care and respect.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Solid meter handles rigorous daily use!!

              By Todd the lighting director

              from New York City

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Affordable
              • Consistent
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Film
                • Photojournalism
                • Television

                Comments about Spectra Cine Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter:

                I use this meter almost every day as I set, check, and balance levels for my lighting for national cable news broadcasts. The meter is consistent and accurate, and gives me all the information I could ask for in a meter at this price level. The warranty provided by Spectra is comprehensive, and more than I could hope for. I have yet to have any problems!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By Andy

                from san francisco, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Spectra Cine Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter:

                    good tool!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great

                    By bobrock

                    from Rome, ITALY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Film

                      Comments about Spectra Cine Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter:

                      Very accurate and simple to use.

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                      4.0

                      Great light meter

                      By Joana

                      from Montreal

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Consistent
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Film

                      Comments about Spectra Cine Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter:

                      This meter has a very easy reading and it's less expensive than the sekonic ones. It's also very accurate and good to handle.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      a good choice

                      By claudio leone

                      from Brazil, sao paulo, SP

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Compact
                      • Consistent
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Film

                      Comments about Spectra Cine Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter:

                      I use it to cinematography, I'm director of photography, and I think
                      the IV-A Spectra Cine is very accurate and simple to use, includes luminance and F-stop reading, and all cine speeds to set.
                      Unfortunately the batery system is not made with regular AA bateries, but the silver batteries are more stable. If you pretend to shot in jungle, take one or two in reserve.
                      It's seens the better choice if you are looking for a good lightmeter and are not worry in beauty, it is not pretty, but is very reliable.

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Works like it should

                      By Bubba

                      from Texas

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Consistent

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Television

                        Comments about Spectra Cine Professional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter:

                        Dead balls simple to use. I use it to set light values for a particularly difficult person to light.

                        I wish it had a switch to turn it on and off. The button gets pushed easily in my bag and drains the battery .

                        Speaking of the battery, a more conventional, easier to find battery would be nice. You can't just go to Wally World or a drug store to get them.

                        When is someone going to come up with a meter that measures both intensity and color temp?

                        A more robust strap connection would also be useful.

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