[QUOTE]\nI'm looking to get a decent all purpose light meter. Spot capability\nis not that important to me. I'm considering the Sekonic L-358,\nMinolta Auto Meter VF and Minolta Flash Meter V. The Minolta Flash\nMeter VI is too much for me. I'm leaning towards the Auto Meter VF.\nCould use some help deciding.\n\nThe Sekonic L-358 is closer in price with the Auto Meter VF, but\nwhen I look at features, the Sekonic can do multiple flash bursts\nwhere the Auto Meter VF doesn't, but the Flash Meter V does. So that\nmakes me think the Sekonic is more comparable to the Flash Meter V\nrather than the Auto Meter VF, until I compare price - the Flash\nMeter V is vastly more (when looking at B&H).\n\nI've heard from several people that Minolta meters are usually the\npreferred choice among the pro's. Please, I'm not wishing to start a\nMinolta is better than Sekonic debate. I just want some opinions to\ninfluence my purchase.[/QUOTE]\n\nHaving been a pro for 30 years, I can tell you that knowledgeable\npros buy the meter or meters that satisfy their needs. Over the\nyears, I've owned Gossen, Sekonic, Soligor, and Minolta. I currently\nuse the Gossen Luna Star F and have an old Minolta III F as a backup.\nBoth are simple, easy to use, accurate, without a lot of features\nI'll never use.\n[QUOTE]\nSo, my question to the group... Is the Sekonic L-358 comparable to\nthe Minolta Auto Meter VF or the Flash Meter V in terms of features\nand accuracy? If it's the Flash Meter V, why then is the Flash Meter\nV, so much more expensive?[/QUOTE]\n\nDon't worry about it why one is more than another. Get the Sekonic\nL-358. It'll do more than you'll every need or want it to do.\n[QUOTE]\nI know that the Auto Meter VF will also do flash, with the analzing\nand simulation feature also. I wish Minolta had different naming\nconventions. The auto vs flash nomenclature is confusing.[/QUOTE]\n\nDo you really NEED all that analyzing and simulation? Just get a\nmeter that takes accurate light readings and shows it in an easily\ndiscernable form.