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Shepherd/Polaris Polaris Karat Flash Meter

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Shepherd/Polaris Polaris Karat Flash Meter
Key Features
  • Reflected/Incident Flash/Ambient Reading
  • Flash Duration Measurement
  • Backlight Digital LCD display
  • Custom Program Level Function
The Polaris Karat Flash Meter from Shepherd is a is a full-featured meter that reads ambient light in reflected or incident mode thanks to its slide away dome as well as reflected or incident flash in cord or cordless mode. No mean feat, it's also the first handheld light meter to measure flash duration. The meter features a backlit LCD digital display, Wide ISO range and multi-flash capability. The Karat is powered by an easily-sourced AA battery.
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Shepherd/Polaris Karat Overview

The Polaris Karat Flash Meter from Shepherd is a is a full-featured meter that reads ambient light in reflected or incident mode thanks to its slide away dome as well as reflected or incident flash in cord or cordless mode. No mean feat, it's also the first handheld light meter to measure flash duration. The meter features a backlit LCD digital display, Wide ISO range and multi-flash capability. The Karat is powered by an easily-sourced AA battery.

Flash duration measurement mode is ideal for stop action shooting
On-demand backlight LCD display shows all data and functions clearly, even at arm's length
Multi-flash feature makes it simple to calculate how many times the flash must be fired to achieve a desired f/stop in a single exposure

Shepherd/Polaris Karat Specs

Measuring ModesAmbient/ambient EV, and flash cord/cordless
Flash duration
SensorSilicon photo diode
Receptor HeadRotating, non-interchangeable, 35° acceptance angle
Display ReadoutDigital LCD
Measuring RangeAmbient: EV 1 to 19.9 (ISO 100) in 1/10 stop increments
Flash: f/2.0 to f/90.9 (ISO 100) in 1/10 stop increments
f/Stop Rangef/0.5 to f/90 in 1/10 stop increments
Shutter Speed RangeAmbient: 1/60 to 1/8,000 with 1/25, 1/50, 1/75, 1/200, 1/400 sec. extra speeds
Flash: 1 to 1/500 with 1/25, 1/50, 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400 sec. extra speeds
ISO Range3 to 8000 in 1/3 increments
f/Stop Display Rangef/0.5 to 90
Multi Flash Range2 to 9 Flashes
Power Source1x AA battery
MemoryMeasuring modes, ISO speed, shutter speed
ProgrammingBetween +0.9 to -0.9 stops using buttons
Dimensions4.68 x 2.4 x 0.82" (119 x 63 x 21 mm)
Weight3.5 oz (99 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 3.8 x 2"

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