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I have gossen spotmaster 2 lightmeter. Althought it has somewhat braindead usability design, it offers some good features that keeps me using it (built in zone system, flash metering, metering of incremental flashes).
BUT like with many gossen meters, the power cannot turned off. When touching any of the buttons, it turns on for a while which drains battery too often when meter is in the camera bag.
Easy fix would be adding switch to the meter.
I guess that it is already done by many users of the meter.
As i am not a DIY genius, i would like to hear how folks has done that insteae of banging my head against the wall.
One thing would be easy to do: make a protective cover from balsa-wood if you have enough room for it in its bag or your camera-bag.
Make it fit to size and than take out the wood at the knobs. Put an elastic band around it to keep it into place.
What I do with my Minolta Colormeter II is take out the battery after I have used it and put the battery into a zip-lock bag.
Thanks, trying to balsa-wood. That is really good idea!