Friday, August 24, 2012
Shepherd FM1000 Electronic Flash Meter Instructions
Do you have a Shepherd FM1000 Electronic Flash Meter, but do NOT have the instructions?
I'll email you a copy of the instructions that I wrote for this meter.
I bought a Shepherd FM1000 Flash Meter from eBay a while back.(it also meters ambient light)
My reasoning was that I could use it for both my occasional flash/studio setup type photography and also use it as an ambient meter with my old Kodak and Zorki cameras which have no built-in meter. This older meter didn't cost me much; very much in line with how frequently I use it.
No one that I can find has placed the instructions for this 1980s era meter on the internet.
I can find a copy machine copy of the Shepherd FM1000 Flash Meter instruction manual, but I refuse to pay $13 for a photocopy of it, I paid a couple of dollars more than that for the friggin' meter!
Using the FM1000 meter for both flash and ambient light work is not rocket surgery, so I just wrote my own instructions. I used the instruction manual for the somewhat different Shepherd XE-88 Flash Meter as a basis for terminology of the parts and to get my instructions to have a similar feel to a Shepherd manual.
I'm just writing this post in case someone in the future searches for a copy of the Shepherd FM1000 Electronic Flash Meter Instruction Manual. Hopefully search engines will list this post as a link and they'll see this.
I have the Shepherd FM1000 Flash Meter instructions in both Microsoft Word (.doc) and .pdf versions and if you need them, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll email back to you whichever version you prefer.
If you receive a set of instructions from me, please read them carefully and let me know if you find mistakes that I need to correct. (I DID go to Louisiana public schools, so there are probably some mistakes and I'd appreciate your help finding them so that I could correct the document.)