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    Light meters

    just out of curiosity, what was a common type of light meter used in the 60's? I'm thinking a Weston or Norwood.

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    In the U.K it was the Weston, I only sold my Weston Euro-master about six weeks ago after almost forty years service, I now have a modern digital multimeter that does everything except wake you with a cup of coffee in the morning, in fact if it could nag you, you could marry it
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    Gossen Sixtono/Pilot was pretty common in the 60s, as was the Sixtomat. The Sixtomat came out in the 50s, but was pretty common, from what I understand, around here into the 70s. So was the Sixtino. I have both and they are really nice meters, although not spot, they cover about 30 degrees.

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    It very much depended on where in the world the photographer was based as international availabilty was lesser, depended on import agents and the market share.

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    Yea before 1961 Gossen and Weston had 99% of UK market and it was large as some people went from tables and calculators for mono to meters for colour.

    Then import restrictions were lifted and allowed Ja imports and they flooded the markets.

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    Weston Master II or V.

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    Gossen Luna Pro came out in the 60s and was very popular
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    In the US back then the Weston was ubiquitous. A lot of people had them, too.

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    I still use a Weston Master II.

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    I still use as Weston Master III and a Gossen Luna Pro.

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