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    hot shoe exposure meter

    Mornin'

    was wondering if these exist?

    I was sat wondering the other day, trying to decide between my hi-matic 7s or my zorki 4 and was disappointed not to choose the zorki, which I prefer, my reasoning was thus - in a pinch if I need to meter the minolta has it and I wont have to reach into my bag for the hand-held meter.

    and as wondering tends to do, I was led to a place where I figured there must be a simple fix for this problem, to take away the need to choose, a little meter I could fit to my zorki hot shoe and never need to consider this again.

    does such a wonderful thing exist?
    cds or battery powered?

    anything?

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    what am I looking for, did they have a specific name, manufacturer?

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    As i remember Cosina used to manufacture them for Bessa. Check out Cosina dealers, they may have them.

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    The currently manufactured Gossen Digisix has a threaded insert in the bottom and there is an optional shoe mount adapter (which costs about twice what it should) available.

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    I don't recall the model, but I believe it was Voigtländer that had a very small meter that mounted on an accessory shoe.

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    Cosina/Voigtländer has the VC meters. They go for a pretty penny on Ebay these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWThomas View Post
    The currently manufactured Gossen Digisix has a threaded insert in the bottom and there is an optional shoe mount adapter (which costs about twice what it should) available.
    Just get a flash socket, flash adapter or whatever of that kind you can grab at a fleamarket ar alike, and mount the socket proper by screwing or glueing to that Digisix.

    The historic mount-on ones I can remember were selenium ones. But there are some sites on the net devoted to historic exposure meters, maybe you find there something apt to look for then.

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    thanks very much...

    any that go for an ugly penny?
    not looking for something too bells and whistles-y, just something to use in a pinch

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    Could get a Leicameter MC, cheaper than the Voigtlander, and probably less accurate. I've used both, prefer the Voigtlander, but it's quite pricey.

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    Easy solution: keep your handheld meter in your pocket or around your belt so it will always be within easy reach. To me incident meters are fundamental accesories and I wouldn't want to trade mine for an accesory shoe mounted one that one would inevitably use mostly in reflected mode, if it's got an incident option at all.

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    A small scall meter capable of incident light metering, could be used mounted on the camera the same way as as lose meter.

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