Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/12/31

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Subject: Re: Meters and screw mounts
From: (Ken Wilcox)
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 1996 09:44:11 -0500

I have a drawer full of meters, but the one I use the most with my screw
mounts is an old (50s vintage) Zeiss Icophot. It is small, selenium and
reasonably sensitive to low light. They can be used in reflected or
incident light mode. These can be had at swap meets for $25-$50.


>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

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