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“Long-selling POLARIS flash meter is a professional meter with world-class features and performance, at a fraction of the cost of comparable models. All models are RoHs compliant, Made in Japan.


? “NEW” POLARIS Karat Flash Meter
?Simple, Easy, Tough? of POLARIS is reborn with adding new features!
Easy to see in a large color LCD display, and operation has been further improved with using the Cross Key. In addition, it is a next-generation model that enhance the function of flash light measurement, such as Flash Duration Mode, and Flash Ratio Function.

?Flash Duration (FD) Mode: <World’s First>
Measuring the duration time of the strobe flash.?T0.5: 1/100?1/9000?

?Flash Ratio Function:
On Flash measuring, ratio of strobe light of overall light quantity is displayed. (in 1% increment)

Flash Duration (FD) Mode
Flash Ratio Function
?Auto ISO Mode:
Setting desired Aperture?F?and Shutter Speed?T?find appropriate ISO number.

?Contrast Function:
It shows the difference between average value and newly measured value by ΔEV. Useful for checking lighting evenness of backgrounds, and lighting ratio.

Type? Hand-held meter for measuring ambient and flash light exposure
Light Receiving Method? Incident light and Reflected light
Sensor? Silicon Photodiode
Light Receptor? Incident light: Retracted Lumisphere
Reflected light: 30 degree
Measuring Mode? Ambient light: Shutter Speed (T) Priority, Aperture (F) Priority, EV, Auto ISO
Flash light: Shutter Speed (T), Flash Duration (FD)
Measuring Range? Ambient light: (at ISO100)
Incident light EV0?EV19.9 (in 0.1 step)
Reflected light EV0?EV19.9 (in 0.1 step)
Flash light:
Incident light F1.4?F90.9 (in 0.1 step)
Reflected light F1.4?F90.9 (in 0.1 step)
Flash Duration (T0.5): 1/100?1/9000 (1/100??1/100 step, 1/1000?: 1/200 step, 1/3000??1/500 step, 1/5000??1/1000 step)
Repeat Accuracy? ?0.1EV
Caribration Constant? Incident light: C=340
Reflected light: K=14
Display? 2.4inch TFT-LCD Color Graphic Display
Display Range? ISO Sensitivity Value: ISO 50 to 32000 in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter Speed (T):
Ambient light 60 sec to 1/8000 sec (plus 5 most useful speeds)
Flash light 60 sec to 1/1000 sec
Aperture (F): F0.5 to F90+0.9 (in 0.1 step)
EV Value: -0.9 to 29.2 (in 0.1 step)
Multi Flash: Fire flash once and shows multiple Aperture (F) from 2 to 9 flashes
Flash Ratio: 1 to 100% (in 1% increment)
Range limit: “Eu” for under range, “Eo” for over range
Error: Err: Flash Waiting Time Over, 1/100 (in red): Flash Amount Under, 1/9000 (in red): Flash Amount Over
Program Level (PL): -0.9 to +0.9 (in 0.1 step)
Battery Check: 4 levels
Other Functions? Memory Function (3 readings)
Average Function
Contrast Function
Multiple Flash Mode
Auto Power Off: 60 sec?90 sec?120 sec?300 sec
Auto Screen Off: 10 sec?30 sec?60 sec?90 sec?120 sec
Flash Waiting Time: 30 sec?60 sec?120 sec
Screen Brightness: -5 to +5 (in 1 step)
Battery? Two AA 1.5V Batteries (Alkaline, Manganese, Lithium, or Nickel Base)
Dimensions? Approx. 65 (W) x 159 (H) x 24.5 (D) mm (?excluding protrusions)
Weight? Approx. 100g (?without battery)
Includes? Soft case with belt clip, Neck Strap, Quick Manual


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