Spectra Cine Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter (Yellow)

Spectra Cine Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter (Yellow)

Spectra Cine Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter (Yellow)

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Spectra Cine Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter (Yellow)

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  • Incident, Reflected, Foot-Candles, Lux
  • Range: f/0.35 to f/128 in 1/10th Stops
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 sec - 30 minutes
  • Frame Rates: 2-360
  • Head Rotates 270°
  • Calculates Contrast Ratio and Averaging
  • Backlit Custom LCD Screen
  • Runs on One 6-Volt Battery
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Color: Yellow

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Spectra Cine 18002AY overview

  • 1Description

This is a Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter from Spectra Cine. Compact and easy to use, the Professional meters 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 measurements of indoor and outdoor light levels. It measures foot-candles and lux and instantly calculates Contrast Ratio and Averaging and can store up to two readings.

Measurement results are displayed on an Electro-luminescent backlit custom LCD screen. It has a digital f-stop range from f/0.35 to f/128 in 1/10th stop increments and an analog bar graph range from f/0.7 to f/45 in 1/3rd stop increments.

High end professional cine meter
Reads incident and reflected light; measures foot-candles 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
UPC: 860000641050
In the Box
Spectra Cine Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter (Yellow)
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Flat Diffuser
  • PX28 Battery
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Spectra Cine 18002AY specs

    Meter Type Ambient
    Spot Metering 1 Spot (Optional Attachment)
    Light Reading Method Incident
    Light Readings Footcandle
    Measuring Modes Averaging
    Continuous Reading
    Contrast Ratio
    Shadow/Highlight Calculation
    Shutter Priority
    Aperture Range f/0.35 to 128 (1/3, 1/10-Step Increments)
    ISO Range 3 to 8000 (1/3-Step Increments)
    Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 to 30 Minutes
    Cine Speed / Shutter Angle 2 to 360 fps at 45 to 205
    Illuminance Range 1 to 100,000 lux / 0.1 to 70,000 fc
    Exposure Memory Yes
    Receptor Element Silicon Photodiode
    Diffuser Spherical
    Display Grayscale LCD
    Memory Card Slots None
    Tripod Mounting Thread None
    Battery 1 x A544/PX28/PX28L
    Wireless Connectivity None
    Dimensions 2.5 x 5.5 x 2" / 63.5 x 139.7 x 50.8 mm
    Weight 6.0 oz / 168.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.74 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.0 x 3.5"

    Spectra Cine 18002AY reviews

    Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter (Yellow) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works like it should 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.
    Date published: 2008-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most accurate meter out there! 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.
    Date published: 2014-05-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from a good choice 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.
    Date published: 2008-10-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Simple easy to Use Light Meter This is my second Spectrs IV Light Meter. It is simple, easy to use and quite bullet proof. However: This second unit i received was faulty out of the box. Spectra's product support was non existent after two emails...... not good enough. I would definitely look at other option next time as a result.
    Date published: 2008-04-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Meter I bought this meter as my primary ambient light meter for job as a cinematographer. It is a reliable little meter and gives you consistent results. It is very easy to change your settings on this meter, while at the same time it is very hard to accidentally change your settings. The lack of an on/off button is at first very disconcerting but after a while you get used to the meter coming on when you need it and turning off when you don't. I haven't tried the spot meter attachment for this meter, but with the difficulty there is in taking off the photo sphere a separate spot meter seems to be much faster. The construction of the meter seems to be very robust, however, I wish they had gone with a slightly heftier plastic just to be on the safe side. I wish it had a setting for changing the shutter angle, it isn't that hard to compensate. In the manual there is an index to show you the correct compensation for different angles, but it would be easier if the meter just did it for you, like the Sekonic. The pluses are: Light weight Easy to use Good Battery life Accurate/Consistent readings Cool Colours The down side: It doesn't allow you to change your shutter angle like the Sekonic L-758cine and it doesn't have as many options for fps. The photo sphere and photo disk are a little time consuming to switch out. Difficult to find and expensive battery
    Date published: 2008-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid meter handles rigorous daily use!! 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!
    Date published: 2011-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Meter This meter is great, i use it to find exposure while shooting super 16mm and digital, came out of the box calibrated and i hear they never loose their calibration! it tells you stops FC and LUX, and it measures 1/10ths of a stop the only complaint is that the back light to the screen doesn't stay on but at the same time it saves battery... Also the meter is all plastic and sometimes when switching from the sphere to the flat disk i fear i will break it but it comes with a year warranty...
    Date published: 2012-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good meter I have used this light meter to keep consistent lighting records when shooting on non-consecutive days. Also, rather than just 'eyeballing' exposure, the meter gives accurate exposure readings.
    Date published: 2008-09-03
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