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Brand: Polaris
Located in: Light Meters

Polaris is a professional exposure meter with world-class features and performance, at a fraction of the cost of comparable models.

Polaris has the function and microprocessor-driven accuracy you expect, plus some additional conveniences might not, like an oversized LCD display, multi-flash capability and user-preset program levels. More features and a lower price makes Polaris an unbeatable value.

  • Oversized LCD display shows all the data and functions clearly and easily, even at full arm''s length.
  • Large analog scale for easy fractional measurements
  • Custom Program Level Function lets you personalize your meter to match your style of shooting. Adjust the meter level or return to standard levels with the touch of a button.
  • Eight additional shutter speeds available to match the sync speed of virtually any camera. No guessing or searching for a shutter speed close to the sync speed of your camera.
  • Multi-flash feature makes it simple to calculate how many times the flash must be fired to achieve a desired f/stop.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
4 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
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By RonVerified Purchaser from Pearland, TX on 7/30/2008
Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Polaris Digital Flash Meter:

I use my Polaris to photogragh family and friends. It has been a great tool that help me control most lighting situations. I

Average, useless for low light
By DisappointedVerified Reviewer from Washington on 7/25/2008
Compact, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Artwork, Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Polaris Digital Flash Meter:

I bought this meter thinking that since it went to ISO 8000 and up to 60 seconds that I could computate the lower ISO's for even longer exposures. Well it wont do that. It's not that it's broken, it's just not designed to do this. The specs clearly state that it measures from EV 1 to EV 19 @ ISO 100. At ISO 200 it measures from EV 2 to 20, so shifting the ISO is not effective in changing the sensitivity of this device. Basically it doesnt make you do the math, but it's basically an ISO 100 meter.

I marked inconsistant because it would change its mind sometimes. Usually in lower light. Bright light was pretty consistant, but it still didnt expose correctly when I compared it to my 2 dSLRs in camera meters. (I bought the unit to use beyond the limits of my in camera meters and it doesnt do that).

In bright light it works just fine. I must say that. So for a photography student that doesnt plan on doing low light/long exposures it would be just fine.

It does come with a 2 year warranty.

If you want a meter for low light, get one that will measure the lower negative EVs. Those are quite a bit spendier.

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