Product-POLARIS Flash Meter

POLARIS Flash Meter Series

“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.

 

■ “NEWPOLARIS 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)

FD Mode Flas FR
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.

Auto ISO Mode Contrast Function
Auto ISO Mode Contrast Function

 

Specifications

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

※  Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice due to improvement


POLARIS Flash Meter has the function and microprocessor-driven accuracy you expect, plus some additional conveniences might not, like and oversized LCD display, Multi-flash capability and user-preset program levels. (PL)

POLARIS 2 Flash Meter is an enhanced version of the original POLARIS Flash Meter. It offers an on-command backlight LCD display. It is an essential feature when taking readings in a dimly lit situation or when using flash in a studio.

By depressing the backlight button located conveniently adjacent to the trigger button, the electroluminescence light is activated and will stay on as long as the button is depressed. This gives you complete control of the backlight feature regardless of the mode being used, whether it is flash, ambient or combined.

■ The new, full-featured professional POLARIS dual5 Flash Meter offers 5 degree spot and incident measurement for ambient and flash light. Extra wide and bright view finder makes easy targeting of subject. It also offers an on-command backlight LCD as well.

POLARIS MK2 Flash Meter is upgrade mode of POLARIS 2 Flash Meter. ISO guide number is automatically displayed and blink every time after indicating the battery check when meter is turned on, and setting program is preserved when it turn off. Stylish and novel new color are available, “Wine Red”, “Grey and Black two-tone” color.>

 

Polaris1_134 Polaris2_134 PolarisMK2_200 Dual 5 pic
POLARIS Flash Meter POLARIS Flash Meter2 POLARIS MK2 Flash Meter POLARIS dual5 Flash Meter

 

 ★Eight Additional Shutter Speed

Eight additional shutter speed available to match the sync speed of virtually any camera. No guessing or searching for a shutter speed close to the sync speed of your camera.

 ★Multi-flash Feature

It makes it simple to calculate how many times the flash must be fired to achieve a desired f/stop.

 

Eight additional shutter Multi flash feature
Eight Additional Shutter Speed Multi-flash Feature

 

 ★Oversized LCD Display

Oversized LCD display shows all the data and functions clearly and easily, even at full arm’s length. Large “analog” scale for easy fractional measurement.

 ★Custom Program Level Function (PL)

It lets you personalize your flash meter to match your style of shooting. Adjust the flash meter level or return to standard levels with the simple button operation.

 

Custom Program Level Function Oversized LCD display
Custom Program Level Function (PL) Oversized LCD Display

 

Specification (POLARIS/POLARIS 2/POLARIS MK2 Flash Meter)

Type: Hand-held meter for measuring ambient and flash light exposure
Sensor: Silicon Photodiode
Acceptance Angle: 35 degrees in reflected light measurement
Measuring Methods: Incident, reflected light, flash and ambient (including EV) measurements Cord or non-cord operations
Incident Sphere: Built-in slide type incident sphere
Measurement Range: Ambient EV1~EV19.9 at ISO/100
Flash f / 2~f / 90.9
LCD Display: Backlight LCD display (for POLARIS 2, and POLARIS MK2 Flash Meter)
Film Speed Range: ISO 3 to 8000 in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter Speed Range: Ambient Light: 60 sec. to 1/8000 sec. plus 5 most useful speeds
Flash Light: 1 sec. to 1/500 sec. plus 5 most useful speeds
Aperture Range: f / 0.5 to f / 90
EV Range: -4 to 26
Ambient Mode: f / No. and EV measurements
Cordless Mode: Cordless flash measurement
Cord Mode: Corded flash measurement
Program Level: Programmable Level +0.9 EV to -0.9 EV in 1/10 stop increments
Range Limit: “EU” for Under Range, “EO” for Over Range
Analog Scale: Scaled in 1/10 and 1/3 stop
Multiple Flash Fire flash once and show multiple f / No. from 2 to 9 flashes
Battery Check: Show battery level by analog scale after depressing the power on button
Auto ISO Display: Preserved ISO film speed number is displayed after indicating battery check
(for POLARIS MK2 Flash Meter)
Up/Down Key: Adjust shutter speed, ISO film speed and number of multi-flash
Power Off: Automatically shuts off power after 5 minutes when not used Turning the meter off or changing the battery will not erase the pre-set program.
Power Source: One AA 1.5V Battery
Sync Terminal: Standard PC outlet for flash-sync cord
Dimensions: 119 (H) x 63 (W) x 22 (D) mm / 4 11/16 x 2 1/2 x 7/8 inch
Weight: 94g / 3 1/2 oz (without battery)
Includes: Protective carrying case with belt clip, Neck Strap, Instruction Manual

※  Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice due to improvement


POLARIS Spot View 10 (Option)

It changes the POLARIS Flash Meter into a 10°angle spot meter. So you can have an incident-light meter, a reflected-light meter and spot meter all in one!

Spot meter is useful:

  1. To get an accurate reflected-light reading of particular area of a subject.
  2. To get a reflected-light reading from a subject that’s far away.
  3. To measure areas of different contrast on a subject

POLARIS Flat Diffuser (Option)

It is used to measure the lighting ration between main and auxiliary light, to determine luminance values and to take exposure reading to flat subject such as painting or copying documents. Quick and Easy mounting!

Spotview Flatdiffuser

 

 

Specification (POLARIS dual 5 Flash Meter)

Sensor: Silicon Photodiode with f: 20mm Spot Lens
Acceptance Angle: 5 degrees spot light measurement
Measuring Methods: Incident, reflected spot light, flash and ambient (including EV) measurements Cord or non-cord operations
Incident Sphere: Incident sphere can be used as the flat diffuser by the clip-on Diffuser Hood
Measurement Range: Ambient EV1~EV19.9 at ISO/100
Flash f / 2~f / 90.9
LCD Display: Backlight LCD display
Film Speed Range: ISO 3 to 8000 in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter Speed Range: Ambient Light: 60 sec. to 1/8000 sec. plus 5 most useful speeds
Flash Light: 1 sec. to 1/500 sec. plus 8 most useful sync speeds
Aperture Range: f / 0.5 to f / 90
EV Range: -4 to 26
Ambient Mode: f / No. and EV measurements
Cordless Mode: Cordless flash measurement
Cord Mode: Corded flash measurement
Program Level: Programmable Level +0.9 EV to -0.9 EV in 1/10 stop increments
Range Limit: “EU” for Under Range, “EO” for Over Range
Analog Scale: Scaled in 1/10 and 1/3 stop
Multiple Flash: Fire flash once and show multiple f / No. from 2 to 9 flashes
Battery Check: Show battery level by analog scale after depressing the power on button
Up/Down Key: Adjust shutter speed, ISO film speed and number of multi-flash
Power Off: Automatically shuts off power after 5 minutes when not used Turning the meter off or changing the battery will not erase the pre-set program.
Power Source: One AA 1.5V battery
Sync Terminal: Standard PC outlet for flash-sync cord
Dimensions: 148 (H) x 65 (W) x 22 (D) mm / 5 13/16 x 2 9/16 x 7/8 inch
Weight: 115g / 4.1 oz (without battery)
Includes: Diffuser Hood, Protective carrying case with belt clip, Neck Strap, Instruction Manual

Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice due to improvement

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