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    I still use a Leningrad 4. Nice solid little thing.

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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.
    I used a Weston but as a schoolboy it cost me a lot of Saturday work to earn enough to buy it. Prior to that the exposure guide that came in the box with the film...

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    I have a fairly extensive collection of meters, but whenever an external meter is required it is invariably the Zeiss Ikophot - the white bakelite (?) one in the brown leather case. Although these were made in the early 1950's it is still dead on accurate, covers a full range of typical light situations with no baffle or booster cell, and best of all requires no batteries.

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    Many Weston II meters were still in use through the 60s and beyond. I still use them in preference to the Norwood and various GEs.

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    I used a Weston III for a long time. Great meter. Lots of tiny numbers on its dial.



    These days, my favorite is a Zeiss Ikon Ikophot T. It's a CdS and uses a 9-volt battery, which lasts a L-O-N-G time. It can do both reflective and incident metering. It's very accurate.


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    I started with a Weston Master lll in the early 60's, went to a Ranger 9, bought another Master lll and used them all for years. The numbers are a bit small so I started using a Gossen Pilot recently and found another very cheap as a back-up. All were common in the 60's.

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    I'm still using a Master III... but now that you mention it, the numbers on the dial seem to be getting smaller and smaller.

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