Polaris Flash Meter Instructions

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The Polaris Digital Flash Meter is a light meter used to measure light when taking photographs. The meter allows you to take light readings so that you can set the proper exposure for your shot to avoid over or underexposure. The meter is designed to give you an accurate reading on a tight budget.

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Instructions

    Exposure Reading

  1. 1

    Press the "Power" button on the front of the meter to turn it on.

  2. 2

    Press and hold the "ISO" button on the front of the meter.

  3. 3

    Press the up and down keys on the side of the meter to set the ISO to match the ISO speed of your film.

    Incident Light Reading

  1. 1

    Slide the incident sphere on the meter to the left until it clicks into place.

  2. 2

    Position to the meter in front of the subject to be shot, facing the camera lens.

  3. 3

    Press the measuring button on the right side of the meter to get a reading.

    Reflected Light Reading

  1. 1

    Slide the incident sphere on the meter to the right until it clicks into place.

  2. 2

    Aim the meter towards the subject from the camera position.

  3. 3

    Press the measuring button on the right side of the meter to get a reading.

    Flash Mode

  1. 1

    Press the "Mode" button on the front of the camera until the desired flash mode appears. You can select "Corded" or "Cordless" flash modes, depending on the flash you are using.

  2. 2

    Use the up and down keys to select the sync speed of your camera.

  3. 3

    Position the meter in front of your subject and press the measuring button.

  4. 4

    Fire the flash to get a flash reading.

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