what's the smallest light meter?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Mike Henley, Jun 13, 2004.

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    Mike Henley Guest

    is there a pen-sized light meter?

    or even smaller?

    i've seen those light meters on ebay and they're too big, even bigger than my minox.
    Mike Henley, Jun 13, 2004
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    Lionel Guest

    Kibo informs me that (Mike Henley) stated that:
    Most of my cameras have really, really tiny light meters.
    Lionel, Jun 13, 2004
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    Lourens Smak Guest

    the Gossen digisix.
    There's a hot-shoe adapter for it so you can stick it onto your Leica or
    whatever. It's about key-chain hanger size.

    example with picture: (no affiliation with the seller etc. blah blah...
    link is just to show the thing to Mike...)

    Lourens Smak, Jun 13, 2004
  4. Judgment based on experience. It takes years to become accurate, but
    occupies very little space.
    Joseph Meehan, Jun 13, 2004
  5. The smallest meter I've ever used is the one for the Tessina. It's about
    1/4 inch high and about 1 inch square. It couples to the tessina f-stop
    knob so only shows shutter speed. It's not very sensitive, it uses a
    selenium cell.
    The digisix is great fun, it has a timer,clock and thermometer in
    addition to measuring exposure.
    Robert Feinman, Jun 13, 2004
  6. my minox.

    quite small and fairly accurate.

    Gordon Hudson, Jun 13, 2004
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    Sabineellen Guest

    Wow those meters, and most of those i've seen on ebay, are more expensive than
    the camera bodies i've been buying.

    I can't seem to find a meter that's small and affordable. (affordable = priced
    as an accessory)
    Sabineellen, Jun 13, 2004
  8. Not pen-sized, but the (1950'-60's) Kodalux L (made for meterless
    Retinas) are tiny and accurate jewels (about the size of a 9 volt
    battery) which can slide into an accessory holder.
    The only drawback, being selenium-celled, is low sensitivity. Though if
    you need something more sensitive, you will also need a tripod.

    Chris Loffredo, Jun 13, 2004
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