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Kenko KFM-1100 Auto Digi Meter

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Kenko KFM-1100 Auto Digi Meter
Key Features
  • For Ambient and Flash Light
The Kenko (THK Photo Products) KFM-1100 Autometer is a user-friendly and ergonomically designed light meter for reading both ambient and flash light. This simple and reliable meter is both comfortable in your hand and logically designed, with a minimum of confusing buttons.

The large LCD display reads out in "F" numbers in 10ths of stops and in 1/2 stop increments in a pointer scale across the top of the display. With a shutter speed range of 1/8000 second to 30 minutes, this meter is quite sensitive. In its cine mode, frame rates of 8-128 can be achieved.

As a flash meter, the KFM-1100 can be used with or without a sync cord, and has an aperture range of F/1.0 - f/128. As an added bonus, both flash and ambient lighting can be analyzed to determine the lighting ratio of any scene. This feature is very handy in scenes where a flash is being used to "open up" a shadowed area left by ambient (natural) light.

The meter's "Calculation" function can be used to average measurements that have been stored in memory, very useful in reflected light measurements, to capture highlight or shadow detail more accurately.

The KFM-1100 can store 2 measurements that can be recalled for reference or for averaging. Just press the "M" button after each reading to store it in memory. If the memory has two readings stored, it will delete the oldest reading to store the current information.

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Kenko KFM-1100 Overview

The Kenko (THK Photo Products) KFM-1100 Autometer is a user-friendly and ergonomically designed light meter for reading both ambient and flash light. This simple and reliable meter is both comfortable in your hand and logically designed, with a minimum of confusing buttons.

The large LCD display reads out in "F" numbers in 10ths of stops and in 1/2 stop increments in a pointer scale across the top of the display. With a shutter speed range of 1/8000 second to 30 minutes, this meter is quite sensitive. In its cine mode, frame rates of 8-128 can be achieved.

As a flash meter, the KFM-1100 can be used with or without a sync cord, and has an aperture range of F/1.0 - f/128. As an added bonus, both flash and ambient lighting can be analyzed to determine the lighting ratio of any scene. This feature is very handy in scenes where a flash is being used to "open up" a shadowed area left by ambient (natural) light.

The meter's "Calculation" function can be used to average measurements that have been stored in memory, very useful in reflected light measurements, to capture highlight or shadow detail more accurately.

The KFM-1100 can store 2 measurements that can be recalled for reference or for averaging. Just press the "M" button after each reading to store it in memory. If the memory has two readings stored, it will delete the oldest reading to store the current information.

Simple and easy-to-use ambient/flash meter
Accurate and full featured
"Analyze" function for mixed lighting
Flash-ambient ratio calculations
Cord or cordless operation

Kenko KFM-1100 Specs

Key Specs
Meter Type
Ambient, Flash
Flash Metering
Corded, Cordless
Measuring Modes
Aperture Priority, Averaging, Contrast Ratio, Shadow/Highlight Calculation, Shutter Priority
Max Flash Sync Speed
1/1000
Diffuser
Spherical
Display
LCD
Battery
1x AA
Flash Metering
Corded, Cordless
Metering
Measuring Modes
Aperture Priority, Averaging, Contrast Ratio, Shadow/Highlight Calculation, Shutter Priority
Aperture Range
f/1 to 128 (1/10-Step Increments)
EV Range
Ambient: 2 to 19.9 EV
ISO Range
3 to 8000
Shutter Speed Range
1/8000 to 30 Minutes
Max Flash Sync Speed
1/1000
Exposure Memory
Yes, 2 Readings
Physical
Receptor Element
Silicon Photodiode
Diffuser
Spherical
Display
LCD
Media Card Reader
No
Tripod Mounting Thread
No
General
Battery
1x AA
Dimensions
2.25 x 6.2 x 1" / 57 x 157 x 26 mm
Weight
4.7 oz / 135.0 g (without Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.99 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.65 x 6.5 x 2.85"

Kenko KFM-1100 Reviews

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question

Can I fire my flash from (with) this meter
Asked by: Anonymous
If you attach a sync cord or a wireless transmitter to the sync port of the KFM-1100 Auto Digi Meter, it could fire a flash.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

does this have spot metering ability and if so is it 1 degree?
Asked by: Anonymous
The KFM-1100 can accept a 5 degree spotfinder, B&H # KEKFM100 , http://bhpho.to/18Gjvp0.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Can this meter be calibrated?

Can this meter be calibrated?
Asked by: armando
No
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2020-09-14

question

What type of sync cable should I buy to connect it to Vello Captain receiver?Thank you.
Asked by: Samuel T.
not sure I don't own one but usually everything you need comes with the reciever
Answered by: Gordon G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Without the 5 degree spot meter attachment, that costs over $100, what is the angle of measure for reflected light? Is it 40 degrees like the Sekonic L308?
Asked by: Lee S.
The KFM-1100 meter unit is an incident-light reading meter.To use for reflected readings, one of/or two additional attachments need to be purchased: KFM-400 attachment which gives a 40degree angle, or a spotfinder attachment which gives 5 degrees (refer to page 10 of instruction manual)
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-10-03

question

The specs for this item list that it can be used with both aperture and shutter priority modes. One of the user reviews seems to imply that it only works in shutter priority.Can you please clarify as I am looking specifically for something to use in aperture priority?Thank you
Asked by: Lisa
This is a shutter priority only meter. The shutter speed is entered in full stops and the aperture reads in 1/10th stops. I have been collecting light meters for 30 years and find that this Kenko meter is better made than theMinolta it replaces. It is a fine and accurate meter that fits the hand just right.
Answered by: Lawrence H.
Date published: 2024-03-25
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