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View Poll Results: Would you buy a sun exposure meter?

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  • Yes, I've been waiting for one of these for years.

    1 3.33%
  • Yes, sound interesting.

    18 60.00%
  • No, but keep me posted.

    4 13.33%
  • No, not interested.

    7 23.33%
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    Thanks for the MetroLux tips! I have to get a couple more probes for it--one for the sun and one for my Graflarger. The one probe I have is installed on my D-II.

    I do like to have at least three prints going at a time, though, to make the best use of the daylight hours and get a full batch of prints done in one day. For that maybe I just need to keep training my eye so I know when they're cooked.
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    I'd be interested. Wonder if design could include probe into exposure area (non-image portion beyond neg) under UV light bank?
    van Huyck Photo
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    I would be an interesting project but then it would take the fun out of sun printing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salmonoid
    I have been toying with the idea of an exposure meter that would measure the light during a sun exposed contact print. It would buzz when the correct amount of sunlight has been reached. It would automatically adjust for clouds passing over head, or different seasons. I have the concept, and prototype in process at the moment. I know I want one for myself, but was wondering if anyone else would be interested in it.
    Perhaps you want to make your own. However, any light integrator with a suitable photo sensor (including the Metrolux) will do the same thing. You would just need to calibrate it for the sun as you would for printing with artifical light sources.

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    sun print exposure meter

    >>>>>>>>>> I'd love one, the "here one minute & gone the next" clouds in Melbourne play havoc with sun printing. The city where you're not sure whether to take an umbrella, a coat, a pair of shorts, t-shirt or gloves on any given one day... so you take the lot!

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