Gossen Digiflash Ultra Compact Digital & Analog, Flash and Ambient Light Meter


About Gossen

• The newest member in the Gossen family of high quality meters, the Digiflash is small enough to sit comfortably on your camera's hot shoe (with optional shoe adapter). The meter sports a digital read-out and an analog scale for light levels that can be measured in reflective or incident mode. In addition, the Digiflash offers a functioning clock with an alarm, a timer for timing long exposures, plus a precision digital thermometer which measures temperatures and stores a high and low value. All of this fits into an unbelievably small package (3 x 2 x 1 inch) with trendy styling, which is easy and comfortable to operate. • The Digiflash is microprocessor controlled and runs on a Lithium battery type CR 2032. The meter weighs approximately 1.5 oz including battery.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Accurate (4),Compact (4),Consistent (4),Lightweight (4),Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Photography (3),Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Gossen Features

  • Flash & Ambient Reading Meter.
  • Incident and Reflected Light Measuring Mode.
  • Microprocessor Controlled Operation.
  • Digital LCD Display of Read Out in 1/3 Stops.
  • Storage of Values Measured.
  • At-a-Glance Indication of all Suitable Combinations of f Stops & Shutter Speeds.
  • Range Over or Range Under Signal.
  • TIMER Function.
  • WATCH and ALARM Function.
  • Temperature Measurement Function.
  • Contrast Read-out of a Scene in 1/3-stop Increments.

Gossen Specifications

Reception Methods
Incident or Reflected
Receptor Element
SBC Photo Diode
Measuring Modes
Incident light
Reflected light /Measuring Angle approx.25 °
Contrast measurement
Measuring Range (ISO 100)
EV 0 to 18
Flash Reading F2 to F90
Display Readout
Digital LCD-display and setting ring
ISO Range
ISO 6 to 3200 in 1/3 increments
F-Stop Display Range
f/1 to f/32
Shutter Speed - Ambient
t =1/2000 sec to 4 min
1x3 V Lithium Battery CR 2032
3.0 x 2.0 x 0.9" (75 x 50 x 23mm)
0.09 lb (40 g) incl. Battery
Special Functions
Timer 0 sec to 30 min
Watch 12 hor 24 h display
Accuracy 5 min/year

Thermometer adjustable to °C or °F
Measuring range -15 °C to 70 °C or 5 °F to 160 °F
Accuracy +/-2 °C or +/-4 °F

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 4 customers


Works as expected


from Bayonne, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this product to determine correct exposure, both ambient & flash, with film cameras. Unlike digital capture, you can't see results immediately. I need to have confidence that my photos come out right.




from Roanoke,Va.  -  Photo Enthusiast

hard to read


A valuable accessory to have in your bag


from Brandon, Mississippi  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great when you need incident or flash measurements, or instead of the camera built-in meter. Uses CR 2032 batteries, which are available almost everywhere. I wish the numbers on the dials were a bit larger for my old eyes, and the beep could be a bit louder (old ears, too).


Excellent for ambient


from Houston, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

This meter gives me perfect exposures with slide film, measuring incident light. However, using the flash metering function consistently causes underexposure. I've read and re-read, I'm pretty certain I'm measuring correctly. This is unfortunate since half the reason I bought a meter was to meter flash. Hence my rating includes both "accurate" and "inaccurate." Recommended only if you don't care about the flash function (in which case why not get the cheaper Gossen?). But, I'm giving it a 3-star rating overall since the incident light metering is perfect.


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