Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/12/30

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Subject: Re: Meters and screw mounts
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 96 21:09:58

In <>, on 12/30/96 at 07:23
   Stephen Kobrin <> said:

>Does anyone have suggestions for a compact meter to use with a Leica
>Screw mount.  I am interested in picking up a IIIf with a collapsible
>Summicron 50mm which would make a very nice compact unit.  While my
>Sekonic L-318 is a wonderful meter, its size --even without the spot
>attachment-- approaches that of the IIIf.  I use the MR-4 meter on my M3
>quite often and like the size and the fact that I can get away with one
>less gadget.  However, that option is not available for a screw mount. 
>What do all of you use with the older screw mount Leicas?  Can any of the
>older meters be recommended??  I would like something quite a bit smaller
>than the Sekonic 318.

>Happy New Year to all and thanks for all of the good advice I have gotten
>in 1996.



Hopefully others here will have a present day solution but all I am aware
of that fits your compact requirement is the old Leica-Meter 3 which slips
onto the accessory shoe.  Problem here is the 'old' part.  I think it was
last made in the late 50's early 60's and availabilty on the used market
may not be good, not to mention getting a good reliable one. Also its not
a low light performer but would serve well for outdoor use.   Best of luck
and let us know what you end up using.


Experience is a tough teacher. It gives the test before the lesson.
- -unknown