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Prinsen

c. 1935

Later Model

Image of Prinsen

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 3 - 30 DIN, 16 - 34 Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/1600 - 30s. Aperture: f1.4 - f22.

Attributes:
Dual scale with light diffuser.

Serial Number:
40942 .

With:
Case.

In use the film speed is set. The reading is taken which moves an arm over a graph. Along the arm are aperture values which can be traced over the graph to a column of shutter speeds. With this method only the film speed has to be set to take a reading. Later versions have the film speed setting knob on the side of the meter. Made in Holland.

References & Notes:
BJA 1936, pp. 127, 297. Minit&Cine 1938, p. 235. Minit&Cine 1939, p. 177. Ensign Cat. 1936, p. 198.

Electrodrem

c. 1936

Later version

Drem

Vienna

Austria

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 11 - 31 Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 2h. Aperture: f1.4 - f22.

With:
Case.

This was produced in still and cine versions and, later, for the Leica. Later versions have an aperture scale printed above the light value scale in the meter window, this gave a quick reading for a set film speed and shutter speed. In use the film speed is set against an index. The reading is taken, the value shown is used to look up a series of shutter speed and aperture pairs.

References & Notes:
BJA 1937, pp. 122, 272. BJA 1938, p. 130.

Sixtus

c. 1935

Regular Model

Gossen

Erlangen

Germany

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 6 - 21 DIN, 17 - 32 Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 4m. Aperture: f1.4 - f45.

Attributes:
Dual range.

Serial Number:
58884 .

With:
Instruction book.

A popular photoelectric meter produced in Regular, Cine and Leica versions. In use the reading is taken, a needle moves over a scale showing shutter speeds. The value shown is set against the film speed, the full range of shutter speed and aperture pairs can then be read.

References & Notes:
BJA 1938, p. 534. Westminster Cat. 1939, p. 233. Ensign Cat. 1936, p. 200.

Electro Bewi

c. 1935

Bertram

Munich

Germany

Meter Type:
Photoelectric and extinction.

Calibration:
Film speed: 17 - 29 Scheiner. Shutter speed: 1/3000 - 1h. Aperture: f1.4 - f32, f1.7 - f36.

Attributes:
Depth-of-field scale for 5, 7.5, 10.5 and 13.5cm lenses.

Serial Number:
2206 .

Notes:
The cell is dated 2 Feb 1936.

In use the needle moves across a scale, the value is transferred to the calculator and the shutter speed and aperture pairs can be read. The extinction meter is for use in poor light. Up to three values can be seen in the finder one of which is transferred to the calculator. As well as the Standard model there were versions calibrated for the Leica and cine use. An extra sensitive version (Standard and Leica models) was also made. The price was 4.10.0.

References & Notes:
BJA 1937, p. 527. Minit&Cine 1938, p. 235. Westminster Cat. 1939, p. 53. Ensign Cat. 1936, p. 58.

Sixtus 2

c. 1948

P. Gossen & Co. GMBH

Erlangen

West Germany

Image of Sixtus 2

Meter Type:
Photoelectric.

Calibration:
Film speed: 9 - 27 DIN. Shutter speed: 1/1000 - 4m. Aperture: f1.4 - f45.

Attributes:
Dual range.

Serial Number:
368965 .

With:
Case.

The Sixtus 2 is very similar to the pre-war, Sixtus, but does not have the integral Bakelite cover, the body of the meter retains the grooves where the cover was fitted.

A pocket in the case contains a film speed conversion table for DIN, ASA, H&D, European Scheiner and American Scheiner.


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