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    What is a Fixomet?

    About 2 years ago, out of curiosity, I bought a Soligor FIXOMET ($1.00) at an estate sale. Periodically, I have done forum and internet searches but for the life of me I can't find its purpose or instructions for its use. No sense in trying to describe it because you either know what I have or you don't. Will someone PLEASE educate me?

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    I plugged fixomet into Google and got this:

    http://www.kapaza.be/Fotografie/Doka...dige_doka.html

    I'm sorry but my high school German is completely worthless in understand what this web page says. The Google listing said something about a "drum". Can you describe the Soligor Fixomet? Does it look like a drum, such as a part from a drum processor?
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    Qualified guess: It seems to be something akin to the Ilford EM10, which measures the lightlevels on the paper, when you do enlargements in the darkroom. The link above says "papierbelichtingsmeter" which is pretty close to what an Ilford EM10 is, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerevan View Post
    ...The link above says "papierbelichtingsmeter" which is pretty close to what an Ilford EM10 is, anyway.

    I saw that too, and drew pretty much the same conclusion
    My German isn't brilliant, and my technical German is worse, but I deduced: papierbelichtingsmeter = paper exposure meter

    papier = paper, belichtung = exposure, meter = meter.

    FWIW meter is actually "Meßinstrument".
    Lens caps and cable releases can become invisible at will. :D



 

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