"New Standard" at old electronic flashlight?

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  1. AgX

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    I got me a National PE-3056 flashlight from 1978. One of those early autoexposure electronic flashlights. It got three aperture settings and as extraordinary feature a sensor assembly that can be taken off and used as on-camera sensor with the flashlight used off the camera.

    The light got a sticker and the manual a printing of:

    "New Standard - N"

    Any idea what this refers too?
     
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    As a guess, possibly the transition from ASA and DIN to ISO film speeds?
     
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    No, that was much later. And the flashlight got concentric ASA and DIN scales at the dial.
     
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    Flashlight from 1978 :smile:
    [video=youtube;131boBAsu1A]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=131boBAsu1A[/video]
     
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    Sad enough mine only makes white light...


    But about the same time or somewhat later there were lights that got exchangable coloured fliter screens.