Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/10/21

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Can't recall if I'm losing my memory
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 11:40:55 -0500

Sekonic actually makes two selenium meters. The L398M and, I believe it's
called the L155 or L158, which is, I believe, the one referred to below. The
latter is probably in line size wise with the Gossen Pilot. Sekonic also
makes the L188 Auto Leader, which is a cds meter the same size as the L155
(or 158, cannot remember the designation). It is a reflective meter only,

- -----Original Message-----
From: Bernard []
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 1999 6:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Can't recall if I'm losing my memory

Mike Johnston wrote:

> Jeff,
> Sekonic makes a little incident meter that runs off a selenium cell
> and doesn't need batteries that is a perfect complement to a
> screwmount Leica. It's been around for something like 60 years (?) and
> is still available new.
> I can't remember off the top of my head what it's alphanumerical
> designation is. It was always called "The Director's Meter." Can
> anybody help me out here? Anyway it would be perfect.

I find Gossen's Pilot-2 (or Sixtino-2 in Europe) rather more
interesting. Same weight as the Sekonic, but of a more compact design,
and it can be mounted in the hotshoe, where it doesn't look all that
weird. The Sekonic is flatter, but longer and wider, making a strictly
non-mountable device.