Gossen Lunasix 3, although built around the early ’70, is a very capable hand- held meter even by today standards. It beats my Canon 20D. I want to use a Gossen Lunasix 3 that I’ve been given. After research I’ve discounted using Wein cell batteries, because of there short life. Gossen Lunasix 3 exposure meter. The Lunasix 3 is the finest in the line of “SIX” Exposure and Color temperature meters the SIXTUS, SIXTOMAT, SIXON, BISIX, .

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Solder the diode into the negative wire, the small bar on the diode housing shall point towards the battery compartment see photo to the right. You want to expose to the right. It was the company’s first light meter not based on a selenium light receptor. I made several tests and I even used the same batteries, as I wondered that the problem might be related to different battery state. September 25, at Do you know about the adapter device sold by BH called GO ?

There is a battery chemistry available that can replace the now obsolete mercury batteries.

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However, repetitive process like this requires you to have a necessary luunasix of reference luminances at hand, e. I oriented it so that the clear opening replaces the silvered side when in low-light mode, I assume that is right.

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All we really do with the adjustable lightbox is making the cell lunasis its characteristic resistances for a given set of illumination levels in sequence, repeatedly. It helps to warm the glue up, so either use your hair-dryer or put the meter belly-up in the sun in either case remember to remove batteries first! Select a valid country. How to interepret this problem?


These accessories would also fit any of the other Gossen professional meters until the completely redesigned Variosix F. Toggling times gets things working again.

Two Gossen Lunasix 3 Lightmeters with different values – which one is correct?

There are 1 items available. The battery check was a bit high.

Unfortunately it belongs to one of these designs, that relied on mercury battery voltage staying constant throughout their life and mercury batteries were banned few years ago. Mouse over to Zoom – Click to enlarge. Find out what’s new and notable about the Z6 in our First Impressions Review. I have found the MR9 cheaper on ebay, but not the PX Hi, I hope you can help me with this.

The meter movement and operating mechanism are mechanical, however the CdS light lunasiix requires battery power.

Very fresh silver oxides will be 1. Jan 3, 9.

Then get the photos into the computer and see how the best exposure compares to the meter. May I suggest you to write an article about those old selenium meters and the way to restore them with the electronic components available today? Shipping cost cannot be calculated.

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Simple and highly effective. Since the ETTR exposure captures all the highlight details there is no need for an underexposure. I disassembled the meter to see if I could find the trouble.

Yes, the hearing aid zinc-air cells are inexpensive and the tip on covering most of the air holes is a good one– but I am lazy, and I like things to fit just right. If I adjust the slope pot further to get near 5, the reading at 10 is goes down to about 7.


Pointer needle with mechanical computer Sensor: September 19, at Just use a camera with built in metering or another meter, such as a Weston.

I will try this out. Seller information aleibov Adjustments done for the low-light range do not influence the high-light range, nor the other way around. It looks a very in depth read. It may not be a replacement for a DSLR, but it can complement one well for some uses. In our latest buying guide we’ve selected some cameras that while they’re a bit older, still offer a lot of bang for the buck. Then compare the meter reading with the Exif data from the optimal exposure to see how much your light meter is off.

Remember, that the upper scale end is more accurate and around cross-over between the scales just take the reading from the lower range as more reliable. It sounds right about the placement. They might do the same for each camera body, noting how much that body was off from what they considered normal so they could keep exposures consistent when using multiple bodies on the same job.

Under the plate you will find six screws see photo to the right, above.