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    Megatron replaced the cell in my Master IV three years ago. I initially just wanted to order a new cell, so that I could install it myself, but they said:

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    Selenium photocells are all different - very individual, therefore, it is
    important to first - choose the right cell to match the movement, and then
    calibrate the instrument to give correct readings with the new cell. You
    would need a specialist equipment to do that. We can carry out the repairs
    for you (fitting a new cell, servicing and minor repairs & recalibration).
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    So, I sent the meter to them, the cell was replaced and the meter calibrated. It works perfectly now. Personally, I prefer to have my equipment properly serviced and calibrated, even though it often is cheaper to buy a "new" meter, or camera for that matter, on eBay. But then it's very easy to end up buying several meters before you get one that works properly.

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    How much did they charge you for the new cell replacement?

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    They charged £42 for the replacement, including shipping.

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    Thank you. That's good to know.

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    I've had good luck with the selenium meters in my growing family of Olympus Trip 35 cameras. I keep each covered with a lens cap when not in use. Metering seems fine and even works with transparency film.
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    For the information of anyone intending to send their Weston meters to Megatron for servicing, they have ceased offering the service http://www.otc.co.uk/megatron/
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    I have a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV with a selenium meter and works accurately. My best guess is it's over 50 years old. The cool part is there's not a battery to fail.
    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    I have a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV with a selenium meter and works accurately. My best guess is it's over 50 years old. The cool part is there's not a battery to fail.
    Batterys are replaceable, this is the twenty first century
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    Will you have one when it craps out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    Will you have one when it craps out?
    It's no big deal to carry a spare or two, my Canon A1 which is completely battery dependant and in regular use is only on it's third battery in the twenty three years I've owned it.
    I always ensure I have spare batterys in my camera bag for all the equipment I'm taking out with me to shoot.
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