Shepherd Polaris Dual 5 Digital Flash Meter with 5 Degree Spot Meter Attachment

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About Shepherd

An enhanced version of the original Polaris Flash Meter the Polaris Dual 5 includes both a 5 degree spot metering ability and rotating receptor head - and a backlight LCD display. An important feature when taking readings in a little or no light or when using flash in a studio setting.

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.

Shepherd 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.
  • Backlight LCD display
  • 5 degree spot metering with a rotating receptor head

Shepherd Specifications

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

cord operations.
Receptor Element
Measuring Modes
Ambient and flash (cord, cordless) - incident and reflected (35 degrees)
5 degree spot metering
Measuring Range (ISO 100)
Ambient EV 1 EV 19.9 at ISO/100
Flash f/2 f/90.9
Display Readout
Backlit 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
One AA 1.5V battery
2.5 x 0.8 x 4.7" (63 x 20 x 118mm) WDH
3.3 oz.
Notes & Special Features
Auto Power Off
Sync Terminal: Standard PC outlet for flash cord

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 1 customers


Great Value


from Bowie, MD  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Great functionality for the price. The controls are straight forward and easy to use. The construction is a little lightweight, I wouldn't be too rough with it.


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robert g  is this spot meter good for use with the zone system?
DEBRA A O  It worked well for me when I took a class about the Zone System. But now I have a gadget that I never use since I graduated.
Ian R  can I download the instructions for this unit before I purchase it?
Andrew R  Unfortunately we do not currently have the ability to offer electronic versions of manufacturers instruction manuals. I highly recommend contacting the manufacturer.
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