what's the smallest light meter?

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

  1. Mike Henley

    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...)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=708&item=382065650
    7&rd=1

    ;-)
    Lourens
     
    Lourens Smak, Jun 13, 2004
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  4. Judgment based on experience. It takes years to become accurate, but
    occupies very little space.
     
    Joseph Meehan, Jun 13, 2004
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  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
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  6. my minox.

    http://www.cameraquest.com/voivcmet.htm
    quite small and fairly accurate.

    Gordon
     
    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
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  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
     
    Chris Loffredo, Jun 13, 2004
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