Tempophot - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Tempophot

1935

Metrawatt A.G.

Nürnberg

Germany

Image of Tempophot

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 10 - 20 DIN, 19 - 29° Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/3000 - 120s, 8 - 64 f.p.s. Aperture: f1.5 - f25.

Attributes:
Dual range.

Serial Number:
623195 .

With:
Leather case.

Tempophot

Image of Tempophot

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 10 - 20 DIN, 19 - 29° Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/3000 - 120s, 8 - 64 f.p.s. Aperture: f1.5 - f25.

Attributes:
Dual range.

Serial Number:
609680 .

Notes:
Distributed by R.F. Hunter Ltd, London.

With:
Instructions, box.

Tempiphot

1936

Metrawatt A.G.

Nürnberg

Germany

Image of Tempiphot

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 10 - 20 DIN, 19 - 29° Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/3000 - 120s, 8 - 64 f.p.s. Aperture: f1.5 - f25.

Attributes:
Dual range.

Serial Number:
626521 .

With:
Booster cell in leather case. Leather case for meter.

Tempiphot

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 10 - 20 DIN, 19 - 29° Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/3000 - 120s, 8 - 64 f.p.s. Aperture: f1.5 - f25.

Attributes:
Dual range.

Serial Number:
662899 .

With:
Instructions. Box.

The Tempophot was introduced in 1935, an improved model, named Tempiphot, was brought out the following year. That model was more sensitive and had provision for a plug-in amplification cell. A little later the T30/100 model Tempiphot was introduced, again being more sensitive.

The film speed is set on a scale around the calculator index which is carried on a small sector. As the reading is taken the required shutter speed is aligned with the needle by moving the sector, the index will then show the aperture to be used. A baffle swivels in front of the cell for readings in bright light.

References & Notes:
BJA 1936, p. 276. BJA 1937, p. 263. BJA 1938, p. 265. Minit&Cine 1938, p. 233. Westminster Cat. 1939, p. 47.

Excelsior

Image of Excelsior

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 18 - 29° Scheiner, 8 - 19 DIN. Shutter speed: 1/2000 - 120s. Aperture: f1.4 - f22.

With:
Case.

Excelsior

Model A

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 18 - 29° Scheiner, 8 - 19 DIN. Shutter speed: 1/2000 - 120s. Aperture: f1.5 - f25.

With:
Case.

In use the reading is taken which gives the light value, this is set against the film speed, the range of shutter speed and aperture pairs can be read. The price was £2.17.6. German.

References & Notes:
BJA 1938, p. 284. Westminster Cat. 1939, p. 52. Minit&Cine 1938, p. 235. Minit&Cine 1939, p. 177.

Mini Photoscop

Image of Mini Photoscop

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 14 - 29° Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/2000 - 60s, 8 - 24 f.p.s. Aperture: f1.4 - f32.

With:
Case.

In use the reading is taken which gives the light value, this is set against the film speed, the range of shutter speed and aperture pairs can be read. The meter is marked with Bing's patents: GB348662 and US1864180. German for the American market.

Rex

Rex Messinstrumentenbau GMBH

Munich

Germany

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Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 13 - 31° Scheiner, 3 - 21 DIN. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 30 m. Aperture: f1.4 - f32.

With:
Case.

The meter cell is lowered into place by pressing a button on the side of the meter, the meter needle moves over a scale of values, a plate on the top of the meter showing film speed values is then moved so that the film speed aligns with the light value. The shutter speed and aperture pairs can then be read. Also produced showing continental stops.

References & Notes:
BJA 1938, p. 235. Westminster Cat. 1939, pp. 52, 95. Minit&Cine 1938, p. 235.

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