Originally Posted by Chriscrawfordphoto
You're almost as bad as I am with collecting light meters!
Gossen Luna Pro S
Gossen Luna Pro SBC
Gossen Ultra-Pro (three of them!)
Pentax Zone VI Modified Spotmeter V
Minolta Flash Meter II
Minolta Flash Meter IV
Minolta Auto Meter IIIF
Minolta Color Meter IIIF
Sekonic C500 Color Meter
Sekonic C700 Color Meter
Spectra Combi II (Two of them!)
Weston Master II
Weston Master V
Those are just the ones that work right. I have a few others that don't.
What do I actually use? For BW film, I use the Zone VI Pentax meter.
For color, which is all digital, I use the Sekonic L758DR, which I calibrated to my camera. I also use the Sekonic C700, which is an incredible color meter, when I have time to use it and set the camera's white balance settings from it.
I have several that need calibrated but those are my primary meters. I also forgot I have three Leica MR4 meters on M bodies.
On jobs a backup meter is essential. I had the lanyard on my Minolta IV let go and the meter hit a concrete floor and flew apart. I scraped up the pieces and took it home that evening and a few days later thought I'd try and put the pieces together. Unfortunately it didn't work but a year or so later I found in in my junk box and tried it again. To my surprise it worked just fine. I used it for some time until it started getting flaky. I found another Minolta IV locally that was almost new and bought it as a replacement. Moral to the story, a backup is essential on jobs.
Your Minolt III meters are great meters.