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Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter

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Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter

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Product Highlights

  • Incident and Reflected Readings
  • Cord or Cordless Operation
  • Multiple Flash Measurements
  • Integrated Contrast Measurement
  • Swivel Head
  • Intuitive Digital Interface
  • Memory Function
  • Simplified CINE Meter
  • Exposure Displayed in 1/2 or 1/3 Stops
  • Ergonomic One-handed Operation
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The DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter from Gossen is a versatile, high quality light meter for studio and location photography and filming. It measures continuous light and flash and it covers a wide measuring range with accuracy. It works well in mixed lighting conditions and multiple flash modes. Integrated contrast measurement indicates whether or not high contrast subjects can be handled by the sensor/film. It features a swivel head for more controlled readings, and an easy to use digital interface. An ergonomic, compact meter, it will fit in a short pocket and can be operated using a single hand. It comes with a AA battery, soft case and neck strap.

Incident and reflected light mode for both flash and ambient light
Flash measurement, cord/non-cord, with additional reading of the share of ambient light
Convenient swivel head facilitates measuring
Multiple flash calculation
Microprocessor controlled
Display of exposure values in 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments
Digital read-out (LCD) in 1/10 stops
Analog indication of the contrast in 1/2 step increments
Settings and readings stored in meter's memory recall of all possible shutter speed/aperture combinations of a given reading
Shutter speed or aperture priority mode available
Comprehensive range of frame speeds (fps) for film and TV, incl. 25 and 30 fps
Automatic battery control/Auto off/Warning when range exceeded
Slim, lightweight, sturdy housing; comfortable one hand operation
Suitable for analog and digital photography and film/video recording
Measuring Methods Incident Light/Reflected Light/Contrast Measurement Flash (Cord/Cordless) Indication of Ambient Light Share Calculation for Multiple Flash Programmable Exposure Correction
Sensor Silicon Blue Cell Photodiode
Receptor Head Swivel head type; Angle of Coverage: 25°
Measuring Range LW -2.5 to +18 (at ISO 100/21 °)
Repeatable Accuracy +/- 0.1 EV
Measuring Resolution 1/1, 1/2, 1/3 EV Steps
Exposure Times 1/8000 sec to 60 min
Flash Synch Speeds 1 to 1/1000 including 1/90 sec measuring time
Display Readout LCD type, 1 x 2", display duration: approx. 2 mins.
ISO Range 3.2/6º to 8000/40º
EV Range (ISO-100) Extension factors: 1.0 to 240

EV Corrections: -7.9 to +7.9 

Cine Speeds 8 to 64, including 25 and 30 fps for TV
Exposure Memory Yes
Shadow/Highlight Calculation Yes
Brightness Difference Yes
Flash to Ambient Ratio Yes
Multiple Flash Yes
Power Source 1.5V (AA type, with battery condition indication)
Dimensions 2.6 x 4.6 x 0.75" (65 x 118 x 19 mm)
Weight 3.35 oz (95 g) (without batteries)
Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter
  • AA Battery
  • Neck Strap
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    GossenDigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (7)
      • Studio (7)
      • Landscape photography (3)
      • Macro photography (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-professional (5), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice lightmeter

      Very nice lightmeter. Nice practical, simple interface that is easy to use with no need to read the booklet. Legible display. Exact features and functions without so many functions that I'll never...Read complete review

      Very nice lightmeter. Nice practical, simple interface that is easy to use with no need to read the booklet. Legible display. Exact features and functions without so many functions that I'll never use.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Why doesn't it have 50 fps?

      Yes this works, but I am not impressed with how few settings it has. Why it doesn't have 48 or 50 fps is quite annoying and I am very surprised it doesn't have this...Read complete review

      Yes this works, but I am not impressed with how few settings it has. Why it doesn't have 48 or 50 fps is quite annoying and I am very surprised it doesn't have this very common shutter speed. I am having to use 60 fps. This product just seems like it should be much cheaper since it doesn't have as large a variety of settings I would expect.

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      4.0

      Own The Light With Gossen

      By Shawn R H

      from Shawn R H

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

          So far, so good. Fairly easy to use. Nice case and neck strap. Chose this over the Sekonic 478 after reading about bugs/issues with the Sekonic. Has been working fine in measuring ambient and the one time I tried it as a flash meter my readings fell beyond the scale. I do however think I probably just entered the wrong shutter speed. I was in a hurry and therefore just wound up dialing-in exposure on my own. Assuming I can go back and easily use this as a flash meter, I would change my rating to 5 stars. Bought this when a rebate was available. All things being equal, I think I made the right choice for my needs.

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          • No

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Why doesn't it have 50 fps?

          By Steve V

          from PHX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

            Yes this works, but I am not impressed with how few settings it has. Why it doesn't have 48 or 50 fps is quite annoying and I am very surprised it doesn't have this very common shutter speed. I am having to use 60 fps. This product just seems like it should be much cheaper since it doesn't have as large a variety of settings I would expect.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice flash meter

            By wolfman730

            from Tinley Park, IL.

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

              This meter is easy to use and very accurate. I mainly use it in the studio to meter my monolights. The build quality is very good, not cheap. It also comes with a nice carrying case. If your looking for a good light meter, this is one I can highly recommend.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Simple and accurate

              By WJ Wheaton

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Studio

                Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

                A light meter should be easy to use, set up, and it shouldn't be cluttered with stuff that you'll never use. This is the best that I am aware of and it's incredibly accurate.
                Best part is that you can use and adjust it wearing gloves.
                I use a Nikon Df, that has the best on board meter that you can get in a camera, but I still use my F2 to tweak my exposures.

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                • No

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                (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Function is good but build is cheap.

                By Ray3377

                from Toronto Canada

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Durable
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

                Functioning is good. But build quality is really cheap. This is made in Germany but feel like a China made item. I have a Minolta and Sekonic also. They both drop on the floor many times. Still working well. Nothing broken. But this one, I am not confidence to try. And, the off center test button I don't like it. 3 stars is the best I can do.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice lightmeter

                By Mike

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

                  Very nice lightmeter. Nice practical, simple interface that is easy to use with no need to read the booklet. Legible display. Exact features and functions without so many functions that I'll never use.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Just what I needed

                  By Scott

                  from Visalia, CA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

                    Easy to use. simple once you read the instructions.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Met

                    By Piergiorgio Castrucci

                    from Salvado Bahia Brazil

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

                      easy to use

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Share this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Gossen Digipro F2

                      By Don

                      from West Bend, WI

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

                        True to the Gossen name, an excellent piece of equipment. Simple to use, and accurate. The Digi-pro doesn't have the low light sensitivity of the Luna-Pro, but then the Luna-Pro doesn't do flash. Between the two I cannot think of any situation that couldn't be handled.

                        If I see any negatives with the Digi-pro it is that the exposure compensation calculator seem backwards. A positive number means to reduce exposure and viice-versa.

                        The Digi-pro may seem a little pricey, but if it lasts as long as my Luna-Pro (40+ years), it will be well worth the investment.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Digipro is quick accurate and great

                        By jakidesign

                        from miami, fl

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

                          Easy to use. Very accurate and a solid light meter that you know will perform when you need it.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The best brand there is

                          By Sean Kelly

                          from Taos, NM

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Gossen DigiPro F2 - Flash and Ambient Light Meter:

                            I'm a portrait photographer and I've used Gossen for over 20 years, and they are simply the best brand at any price. If you can afford one, get one. You won't regret it.

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                            • No

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