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    Antique Mechanical Exposure Meter

    Saw this little guy today as I was killing some time on the Internets. How cool would be to have one of these?
    "There is no such thing as objective reality in a photograph"

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    Kodak had a more modern version that came with a small book, and I think I have one from Johnsons of Hendon as well.

    Alternately there were the exctinction meters

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    Ooooooh!!! I want, I want!
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    Remember; no two lightmeters ever agree, and I doubt this thing was as accurate as anyone saying "cool" gives it credit for.

    If it worked that well, there would be similar devices that worked for trig rather than the 1 dimensional slide rule of days long gone.

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    remember; no two lightmeters ever agree, and I doubt this thing was as accurate as anyone saying "cool" gives it credit for.


    I'll give you the benefit of the doubt in assuming that your above comment was more comedic than the extremely condescending it comes across as - but ask you to delete it anyway.

    If I wanted modern accuracy, I'll use the electronic one I already own. If I want steam-punk cool this is the ticket - don't be so serious. I didn't say you had to like it.

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    It would be very cool to opwn one of those Meanwhile I make do with my pre WWII AVO meter and extinction meters and exposure index tables (which this sort of automates) in early BJP Almanacs

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    I had never heard reference to an extinction meter before so thanks to google and you, I am a better, smarter person today. Thanks!
    "There is no such thing as objective reality in a photograph"

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    I love mechanical calculating devices. I already have a Curta, a planimeter, some slide rules and so on.

    And thats the thing I want to own next, thank you!

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    It isn't an exposure meter but rather an exposure calculator or computer. May be we can write an app to do that on the PC, Mac, IPhone, Andriod etc....?
    The important thing is the app must use the information on the mechanical device that you have whether it's good or bad.

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    Indeed, well noted. Exposure calculator - the excitement forced technology ahead of my terminology.

    A pseudo steam-punked emulator of this device for the iphone would be hysterical........
    "There is no such thing as objective reality in a photograph"

    My flickr and (gasp!) dpug photos - take a look if you like.

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