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Polaris Dual 5 Flash & Incident Light Meter

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Product Description


  • Digital Reflected Reading
  • Incident Flash Reading
  • With 5 Degree Spot Meter

The Polaris Dual 5 Flash Meter is a dynamically enhanced version of the Polaris 2 Flash Meter. The Polaris Dual 5 features both 5 degree spot metering capability and a rotating receptor head - as well as an on command backlight LCD display. This is handy when using the meter in low-light scenarios such as clubs, museums, galleries or libraries. You retain complete control of the backlight feature regardless of the mode being used, whether it is flash, ambient or combined. 

This full featured meter measures in cord or cordless mode whether for flash or ambient. With shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second, you'll be able to record sports, nature and other venues with little problems.

The 5 degree spot feature makes shooting far off subjects more precise. When shooting portraits, it will allow you to measure one side of the face against the other. In high contrast arenas, you'll be able to narrow your exposure beam for a more exact measurement.

It runs on one "AA" battery (not included) which makes battery replacement easily obtainable no matter where you are. With fingertip controls and an easy to read style, this is a lightweight and easy to  use meter that will make your photographic jobs easier and more successful. 

Note: The Polaris Dual 5 combines all the other features and specifications of the original Polaris and Polaris 2 Meters

Built-in back light illuminates read-out for easy meter readings in all light situations
Illumination is independent of all other functions and can be used at any time, in any mode for any duration and will never clear the current reading
Oversized LCD display shows all data and functions clearly and easily, even at full arm's length
Large "analog" (Gas-Gauge Style) Scale for easy fractional measurements
Unique multi-flash feature makes it simple to calculate how many times the flash must be fired to achieve a desired f/stop
Custom Program Level Function lets user program meter for under-or-over exposure preferences
On-command backlight LCD display
Compact, ultra-thin design. Polaris is less than 1" thick and weighs just 4 oz
PC terminal circuitry automatically compensates for flash units with reversed polarity
5 degree spot metering capability
Rotating receptor head
Contains all other features of the original Polaris Flash Meter

Measuring System

Incident or Reflective

Measuring Modes

Ambient and flash (cord, cordless) - incident and reflected (35 degrees); 5 degree spot metering

Receptor Head

Rotating, non-interchangeable

Aperture/Shutter Priority

Shutter speed priority

Display Readout

Digital LCD

ISO Range

3 to 8000 in 1/3 increments

f/Stop Display Range

f/0.5 to 90

Shutter Speed - Ambient

1/8000 to 60 sec; total of nine flash sync shutter speed selections available to match the sync speed of virtually any camera

Shutter Speed - Flash

1/500 to 1 sec

EV Range (ISO-100)

EV -4 to 26; Ambient EV: 1-19.9, Flash: f/2-90.9

Cine Speeds

Not Applicable

Exposure Memory

Not Applicable

Shadow/Highlight Calculation

Not Applicable

Brightness Difference

Not Applicable

Flash to Ambient Ratio

Not Applicable

Multiple Flash

Scale for calculating 2-9 flashes

Exp. Compensation Adjustable

+0.9EV - -0.9 (in 1/10 stop increments)

Power Source

1 "AA" battery (not included), Shows battery level by analog scale after depressing the power button


2-9/16 x 5-13/16 x 7/8" (65 x 148 x 22mm) (WDH)


4.1 oz (115g)


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