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    So when I get asked I flip out the low light baffle and say the immortal words

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootar401 View Post
    just out of curiosity, what was a common type of light meter used in the 60's? I'm thinking a Weston or Norwood.
    In the US, the high quality meters were Weston and GE. Norwood incident meters were used a lot by movie people. Gossens were around, both the selenium ones and the early LunaPro/LunaSix models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Weston Master II or V.
    The Master II came along right after WWII. Master III was introduced about 1955. Master IV, ~1965. The Master V was introduced in 1967. So if you want a Weston for the sixties, get a III, a IV, or maybe a V.

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    I still have an early Sekonic from that era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    I still have an early Sekonic from that era.
    I have a pair of Master IIIs and Invercones - one NIB and one I use quite a lot, unless I need very low light peroformance in which case I use a LunaSix.

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    Weston and GE were common in the 40's-70's here in the USA followed by Gossen.. Sekonic came in 3rd place..
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    The Weston master IV was around and in common use in the sixties, and in 1963 bthe weston V came out, these were very the meters to use, 99% of pros and any serious amateur would have one, I still have and use both a Weston master IV and V meter, prefering the IV, both are still working fine and are accurate compared to a modern Sekonic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.Gould View Post
    ...the weston V came out, these were very the meters to use, 99% of pros and any serious amateur would have one,...
    I always wanted to be a 1-percenter... and now I am. Thanks!

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    The best light meter is your eyes.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    The best light meter is your eyes.
    Good luck with that. http://www.apug.org/forums/forum48/1...intensity.html

    But if you want to choose an organ, I'd go with "the best exposure calculator is your educated and experienced brain, recieving it's input from a properly-functioning handheld meter of the type which best suits you".

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