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Spectra CineProfessional IV-A (P-2000EL-A) Digital Exposure Meter
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Accurate (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Film (6)
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      • Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    Most accurate meter out there!

    By Weihan

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Consistent
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits

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

      I have two of these meters, both in black, that have consistently and unerringly proven to be the most accurate meters I've ever owned, and I've had many. What's more, they are simplicity defined. Simply set the desired ISO and toggle between FPS (for cinema) or f-stop / shutter speed for still photography, and you're set to go. Hit the measure button once and you've got the most accurate meter reading possible, with an astonishingly wide sensitivity range. I've used these meters for over 10 years, and they've been spot-on every time. It just doesn't get more accurate than that.

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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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                  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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                  (7 of 7 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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