Shepherd Polaris Digital Flash & Ambient Light Meter

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About this item

Polaris - Digital Reflected, Incident and Flash Light Meter is a professional exposure meter with world class features and performance, at a fraction of the cost of comparable models.

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

What's Included With This Item

  • Case, Strap

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Key Features

  • 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 for your camera.
  • Multi flash feature makes it simple to calculate how many times the flash must be fired to achieved a desired f/ stop.

Technical Specs

Reception Methods Incident, reflected light, flash and ambient (including EV) measurements. Cord or non

cord operations.
Measuring Modes Ambient and flash (cord, cordless) - incident and reflected (35 degrees)
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient EV 1 EV 19.9 at ISO/100
Flash f/2 f/90.9
Display Readout Digital LCD
ISO Range ISO 3 to 8000 in 1/3 increments
F-Stop Display Range f/0.5 to f/90
Exposure value (EV) Range EV -4 to 26, Ambient: 1-19.9; Flash: f/2-90.9
Shutter Speed - Ambient 60 sec. to 1/8000 5 most useful speeds
Shutter Speed - Flash 1 sec. to 1/500 sec. plus 8 most useful types.
Exposure Calculating Function +0.9 EV in 1/10 stop increments
Multiple Flash Fire flash once and shows multiple f / No. from 2 to 9 flashes
Power One AA 1.5V battery
Dimensions 2.5 x 0.8 x 4.7" (63 x 20 x 118mm) WDH
Weight 3.3 oz.
Notes & Special Features Auto Power Off
Sync Terminal: Standard PC outlet for flash cord
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