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I deleted my old comment to say that it's a very nice meter. I use it in an industrial setting now and I have access to fluke and bk precision meters. For the you can't beat it even getting a fluke in the same range. I haven't had one problem at all with it and I've used it for over a year now. I will say that you must obtain the magnetic accessory because it really makes handling the meter better.
I used Fluke for years and loved them but wasn't excited about the tag. These are well created and have the features of meters several times the price. The extra for the CL800 is little and worth the additional features that I don't use often (such as K-type temp). The LED light should have been brighter and should have its own switch (it is the same switch for the back-light). The magnet attachment is amazing as well but is not included. The leads are the weak point of the meter. I prefer additional rugged leads and foresee replacing them a couple times a year. All that being said, I am extremely rough on tools/equipment and I think this one is going to keep up for a lot of years.
This is a amazing meter in terms of form and function. The exterior is very durable. The plastic parts seem very sturdy and there is a rubberized coating on the sides as well as on the dial. The dial and buttons are firm and feel like they are very amazing quality.I'm not an electrician, I flip houses for a living. I have an occasional need for a meter to try an HVAC capacitor, the continuity of a fuse, a faulty breaker or my car's alternator. I owned a Klein MM6000 about a year ago for a very short time. It seemed like a fine meter and worked well but I was hung up on owning a Fluke as they are known to be the best in the industry. I tend to gravitate toward the best of the best when I anything as there is so much crap out there. Since I didn't have much of a need for a meter at the time, I returned the MM6000 and started researching Fluke to determine which one I wanted to buy. Needless to say it has been a year and I just ended up with the Klein CL800. The main reason was price. I $120 on Amazon for this meter and it's features are equivalent to Fluke's that cost $300-$500. I would say the features contained in this meter are closest to what you would obtain with a Fluke 375 or 376 which are $329 and $468 respectively. Obviously the most necessary thing with a meter is that it is accurate. The specs on this meter, according to the data sheets, appear to be on par with a lot of of the clamp meters from is meter has so a lot of amazing and convenient features. First of all it is TRMS. It tests AC/DC voltage to 1000V and AC/DC amps to 600A, and also handles millivolts. It tests continuity, capacitance, diodes, resistance, frequency and temperature. It has a setting for low impedance, it has a flash light, a back light, keep button, min/max, range, and a non-contact voltage tester. The non-contact voltage tester lights a red light when there is voltage show but there is no tone and it works from approximately 6 inches from a power source such as a light switch or me of the things I specifically like about this meter are the fact that it has one setting for volts and one setting for amps and you use the select button to switch between AC and DC. This meter will also measure millivolts but there is no additional setting. You simply set it to measure volts and it will auto range appropriately. I also like the flashlight and the non-contact voltage tester. Most of the Flukes don't have either of these ere is nothing about this meter that I don't like. I will mention a couple of things that changed from the previous models of the Klein clamp meters to the fresh ones. The previous models included an audible non-contact voltage tester, slots in the rear of the meter for lead storage, the previous models included a bar graph which this one does not, and the included leads are of lower quality and do not come with alligator clips included. These features would have been nice additions to this meter but are very minor in the scope of what this meter does.I would have to say this is a amazing meter for only $120.
I recently purchased this clamp multimeter to gain extra features my 20 year old Craftsman multimeter does not offer. I am not knocking the Craftsman, it is still working like fresh and amazing for primary functions. I had a situation where I required to try for capacitance for both the run and begin capacitors on an older Husky air compressor whose motor seemed to be failing. I was able to use this Klein to easily try the capacitors and sure enough one of them was out of range. Campbell Hausfield (who created the Husky in 2004) does not replacement capacitors for the Emerson motor on the unit, they would rather you a fresh motor for $250. I was able to match the capacitors with two offered on Amazon for a total cost of $26 for both. They were easily installed and the motor now runs perfectly. The tool more than for itself on its first use. This is a feature rich unit with capacitance testing, auto ranging, both AC and DC (for auto work), clamp jaws for amperage testing, etc not found on primary units. Also, it comes with a zipper case, often an additional charge. I did have to two things not included, a set of Klein leads with alligator clips ($15) and a line splitter ($12) to use the unit to try amperage on 120v appliances, notes working with capacitors:-unplug motor-discharge capacitor with insulated screwdriver across terminals-make sure capacitor terminals do not contact metal housing when installed in housing
If you're considering whether or not to this multimeter, then I you with knowing the product or having done some research... Otherwise you'd be looking at cheeper models. If you're a professional electrician then you no doubt no how this small gem stacks up versus the competition. There are meters of all flavors and features, and in numerous brands. What this CL800 can accomplish with it's awesome features is a bargain for this price. And no need a carrying case, because it comes with one. I ended up buying an extra case, following the recommendation that a carrying case was frequently bought with it. I use the additional case to place cables and accessories in. So, it worked out anyway. I'm not an electrician, but the electrical repairs I do around my house saves me $$$. The meter pays for itself. I love it!
well I will likely return as I purchased at 2 x ‘s the more than a related clamp multi meter just because Klein tools Created in USA,all I know is pack says created in china , is this a knockoff or true Klein tool?who gets poor rating Amazon or Klein tools?
So I went through three of these. They look amazing from the outside with the features they have but that did not end up being the problem. The first one had a piece of plastic under the screen so I returned it, not a huge deal. the next had the type k temp reading was method off by like 18 degrees on average or something I tested it versus other thermometers in boiling water and crushed ice water. the third one I had for several months and it slowly developed problems. Temp reads off, shuts off when it gets bumped, real RMS is definitely questionable when compared to an analog amp clamp mostly measuring very low amps for gear motors (Amprobe RS‑3 PRO Analog Clamp On Meter, wonderful meter), lastly it started reading continuity constantly with or without leads in the meter. Absolute trash if you are trying to obtain professional work done, it ended up being very embarrassing or me. Never again.
Using camera sensor in dark now does not work at all. It doesn't update. It just flickers and hold evaluating it under exposed. I am using a LGG4. This only happens in dark exposures, all other works fine. I recently switched from HTC where it was working perfectly.
Sadly this doesn't work on my zenfone2, this is frustrating as this application was probably the best and most useful one I had on my galaxy s3. Neither camera meter or light sensor mode work properly despite the application detecting the sensors.
This application is amazing tool for measuring light...but I think it will much much more excellent if the developer can add "light contrast ratio" feature or can calculate - Delta EV - . With that feature, this application can give calculation, for example, key light : fill light ( 1:2 , 1:4 , 1:8 1:16...etc)
On the Sony z3 android device 4.4.4 the application remains stuck in the camera metering mode once run for the first time and it's not possible to access any option or change mode afterwards. The only solution seems to uninstall and reinstall the application every time.
This application works wonderfully when trying to figure out exposure for my old Nikon FTn. You can set & lock ISO/aperture/shutter speed, which I haven't found in other light meter apps. However, at least on my S3 (Verizon, SCH-i535), the sensor meter has never worked. It has always just loaded a black screen that seems to freeze up my phone. The application doesn't modernize often (I saw they said there was an modernize to fix this in December, but there has not been an modernize as far as I know, and the problem still exists) either, so I guess it just doesn't work fully with the S3. I'd like to be able to use it as an incident meter, but it works decently enough for me. Update: Changing the preferences for the sensor meter (somehow, the delay was set to fast) stopped the freezing and black screen. At first, it gave me ridiculous shutter speeds (170,000+ seconds for f/1.4 and an ISO of 1000 inside a well-lit room) but after resetting the application it seems to be working perfectly. Thanks for the advice!
Tested versus Nikon dslr's, a Weston V, Lunasix 3 and a Mamiya PD prism and is in very near agreement with all. Like all light meters it needs to be used with a small intelligence and experience though. It would be nice to see some sort of exposure compensation tutorial for using macro ext. tubes on a non-TTL movie camera using format, focal length and extension. But hey, there is enough packed into this application as it is! Full marks to the developer. Update: now tested versus dedicated spot meter and Sekonic L358 and accuracy is within half a stop.
I shoot manually all the time but there are days when im in an indoor envirnoment where the lighting is extrmemely not good this application comes ib handy in providing a general setting to work with. Also if ypu are a newbe to photography this application is a amazing method to practice and home in on your eye skill. Take a moment to look at something and say to yourself iso 400 f14 and guess what guess the best speed to shoot
It has been reliable for road photography and anything else that requires metering for handheld photos, but it has started to fail me for long exposures. Sometimes when the exposure is in the range of about 1 second, it will give strange readouts for exposure time like "1/1.3" and "1/1.6" instead of giving a whole numbers fraction or decimal. Also since I have begun using color filters and a variable nd filter, I noticed that the EV adjustment options only go in increments of 0.5, so third-stops are not an option.
Tried a lot of exposure meters, but this one seems to be the best. On LG 4x one needs to create adjustments: -1.5 for camera metering and -4.0 for light sensor metering. Thanks for adding this feature, without it this application would be worthless as a lot of other apps on GooglePlay.
I just got thou application and I love it. Super simple to use with my Galaxy Nexus phone. Amazing features like using either you're camera or built in light sensor and can even calculate depth of field. If you need a fast and simple light meter app, this ones worth the buy!
I need this meter for makeup guides and the camera mode doesn't mesure the light on my face well. The sensor mode does, but it functions only on the selfie camera, which means I can't meter light on my face while sitting down. The sensor meter should work on the main camera as well.
Could you please add a histogram feature with maybe full area/centre-weighted metering? I'm used to using histogram for accurate results with digital it would be amazing to have that available for movie cameras. It would at least work with standard and wide lenses. Cheers, amazing application though.
I recently updated to ver 6.0.3 and am now having major issues with the preview display photo on the camera meter (only top eighth of the photo is visible, the rest is flashing grey), and the sensor meter is not metering at all. Previous versions were amazing and allowed me to begin re-using some old non-metering cameras, so I was really disappointed when this problem appeared. Have deleted and re-installed but does not help. Android device ver in 4.0.4 on a Samsung Galaxy exhilarate (SGH-1577). - correction the sensor meter is working. Also problem with camera meter preview does not occur when in landscape mode.
I bought this application to use as a back-up to the Gossen hand-held meter I normally use with my medium format movie cameras. The incident light function doesn't work with my Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro, but the "camera" (reflected light) function seems to be accurate and simple to use. This won't replace my "real" meter, but it's likely to always be in my pocket. In addition, I really like the depth of field calculator that comes with this app. I can see myself using that far more than the light measuring function.
I just bought this app yesterday and did some easy tests. I installed on both of my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Note II. Both are working perfectly. The only thing that on my Tab 10.1 the metering gives the value of shutter speed meanwhile on my Note II it gives the value of F aperture. How do I change the settings ? Did not search anything to change this in the Preferences. Edit: I found how to change the settings. This app does not work with studio strobe and speedlites.
Causes the camera and sometimes the phone to lock up on my Galaxy Note 3 once I upgraded to Lollipop, not sure if this product is still maintained. Which is a true shame because it's the best metering application for Android device hands down, and as far as I know the only one that meters through the camera, which works great. :( :( :(
This is hands down the best light meter tool I've used (I've used beautiful much all of them). It's been quite accurate when I've tested it versus a sekonic on set, and it's the only thing I use when shooting medium format film. I'm hoping in future updates to obtain a color temp meter included.
I cannot afford a Sekonic or other such light meter. Nor can I afford over exposed negyatives while I develop my intuitive light database in my cranium. This application woked flawlessly with a bulk loaded roll of FP4 +. I am really satisfied to have thus on ny G3. Thanks Will
I use this application when shooting my old movie camera, very useful. One issue - it fails to continue metering after the phone (Samsung Galaxy S5 mini G800F) was locked and unlocked again while the application is active. Sometimes it crashes after unlocking.
This application is excellent for manual cameras. It's 100 times cheaper than a light meter, but so much better! First, it has an intuitive and useful interface, no cutesy old-fashioned skin. Second, spot metering is much easier with a live preview and no $300 light meter has that. Third, it makes adding ND filters super-easy. Fourth, there's a DOF calculator. Features I'd like: to remove options that I can't use (no ISO 5000 setting) and a more intuitive red-green button on the preview window.