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Gossen Digisky Meter review

How does this high-end exposure meter justify its price?

Gossen digisky meter

The Digisky is already catering to a small market, but a sky-high price tag and a mediocre build quality risks narrowing that further. True, it does what it sets out to do well, and its colour LCD is both pleasing to use and brings with it a practical benefit, but if its build quality was as futureproof as the promised software updates photographers may be more likely to view this as a worthwhile investment.

We liked

Simplicity coupled with some neat technology makes for a winning combination, and the addition of movie presets brings it in line with current camera technology.

We disliked

Basic build quality coupled with a dear asking price. If you can live without the colour display you can save yourself a lot of money by opting for one of the many cheaper lightermeters around.

Verdict

There are upsides to the Digisky, but ultimately it just doesn't feel like the luxury price you're paying gets you a luxury item.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLight Meter
Brand NameGossen
Measurement ModeAmbient - Incident Light Reading EV -2.5 to +18, Flash - Incident Light Reading f/1.0 to f/90, Reflected Light - measuring angle 20°
Light Receptor2 x Silicon Photo Diode
EV Range-9.9 to 9.9
Height3530.6 mm
Width1676.4 mm
Depth381 mm
ManufacturerGOSSEN Foto- und Lichtmesstechnik GmbH
Product Model4204
Product NameDIGISKY Light Meter
Shutter Speed1/8000 Second 1/3 Step
Manufacturer Part Number4204
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.gossen-photo.de/english
Marketing Information

DIGISKY is the new handy and lightweight exposure meter in the GOSSEN range of products for flash light and ambient light. It is the big, well-arranged graphic display which permits a comfortable reading of the measured values. Designed for one-hand operating, the DIGISKY is equipped with a ring controller through which all functions may be selected very easily.

Weight (Approximate)100 g - Including Battery