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Gossen Starlite 2 Universal Exposure Meter - Incident, Spot, Flash and Photometric Light Meter

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Gossen Starlite 2 Universal Exposure Meter - Incident, Spot, Flash and Photometric Light Meter

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Product Highlights

  • Waterproof Housing
  • Ambient, Flash, Cine and Luminance
  • 1-5° Metering
  • Raise/Lower Built-in Diffuser

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The Gossen Starlite 2 Universal Exposure Meter is a high-end, universal meter that will measure a wide variety of lighting scenarios - ambient, flash and spot. In addition, this meter will meter for photometric values such as lux and foot candles. These kinds of illuminance measurements work with in both ambient and flash modes.

This unique meter, in addition to being such a full-featured meter, comes complete in a waterproof housing which makes it a great selection for anyone working at sea, in humid environments, weather related venues, site readings, and many other situations.

For anyone in the cinema business, the meter will be equal value. The easy-to-read meter requires no formula conversations making it a cinch to use.

For general photographic use, this meter meets all pro demands. For portrait, object and fashion photography, it measures and analyzes light which strikes the motif - regardless of the object's reflectivity. And, the meter only takes illuminance into consideration, not object brightness. For the real purist, the Starlite 2 is geared to the Zone System and can give brightness values for all gray tones within a scene. 

In flash mode, it calculates the number of flashes required for a given resolution - and it will analyze the light and figure the brightness ratio of the scene. It takes contrast into consideration and rads from the brightest to darkest areas and produces the correct exposure solution.

Exposure Measurement
Ambient, flash and spot - measures in 1-5° angle using the viewfinder. Incident light is determined using the diffuser which can be raised or lowered depending on shooting plane
Cine Readings
Total cine meter - 180° rotary disc. There are extra sector sizes in 5° steps - no conversion with formulas are required
Footcandles, lux and other precise readings can easily be obtained
Zone System
Using the 11-step gray scale, precise black and white values can be obtained
DIP Switches
Exposure times for the standard series - full steps can be changed to 1/2 stops; additional readings can be tweaked as well such as cine readings
Measuring System Incident and reflected light
Measuring Modes Two color corrected silicon photo diodes
Receptor Head Incident: Adjustable to flat or spherical diffusor characteristics
Reflected: Measuring angle adjustable 1° or 5°, viewing field 12°
Head rotates 270°
Aperture/Shutter Priority Both
Display Readout LCD type
ISO Range ISO 3 to 8000 in 1/3 steps
f/Stop Display Range Digital in full stops (+ 1/10)
Analog in full stops (+ 1/2)
Flash light
Incident light: f/1.0 to f/128
Reflected 1°/5°: f/2.8 to f/128 / f/1.4 to f/128
Shutter Speed - Ambient 1/8000sec - 60 min in full or half Time Values (TV)
Shutter Speed - Flash Flash sync speeds: 1 to 1/1000sec
EV Range (ISO-100) Ambient Light Reading
Incident range: EV - 2.5 to + 18
Reflected 1°/5°: EV 2.0 to + 18 / EV 1 to + 18

Flash Light Metering (ISO-100)
Incident range: f/1.0 to f/128
Reflected 1°: f/2.8 to f/128
Reflected 5°: f/1.4 to f/128

Cine Speeds 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 50, 64 (2, 3, 4, 6, 36, 40, 48, 60, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240, 255, 300, 360)
Exposure Memory 9 memory slots each for flash and ambient
Shadow/Highlight Calculation Yes
Brightness Difference Yes
Flash to Ambient Ratio Yes
Multiple Flash Yes
Exposure Calibration Corrections/Extension factors: EV -7.9 to + 7.5 / 1.0 to 240
Power Source 1.5V (AA) or akku 1.2 V
Dimensions 6.5 x 2.6 x 1" (164 x 66 x 26mm)
Weight 7 oz (195g) (approx) (without battery)
Specialties Light intensity
Flash light intensity
Flash luminance
zone system
Four DIP switches in the battery compartment for selecting function ranges and displays

Photometry: lx, fc, cd/m2, fL, lxs, fcs, cds/m2, fLs

Analog: f/1.0 to f/128, Zone 0-X

Gossen Starlite 2 Universal Exposure Meter - Incident, Spot, Flash and Photometric Light Meter
  • Carrying Case
  • Strap
  • "AA" Battery
  • Instruction Manual
  • One-Year Warranty
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