Gossen Lunasix 3, although built around the early ’70, is a very capable hand- held meter even by today standards. It beats my Canon 20D. I want to use a Gossen Lunasix 3 that I’ve been given. After research I’ve discounted using Wein cell batteries, because of there short life. Gossen Lunasix 3 exposure meter. The Lunasix 3 is the finest in the line of “SIX” Exposure and Color temperature meters the SIXTUS, SIXTOMAT, SIXON, BISIX, .

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Meters are basically calibrated for proper JPG exposures although most camera meters cause you to slightly underexpose in order to protect highlights.

But you might be right, too much questioning will be misleading. I will try to check this with several test shots over the time.

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For a rough test: What you claim is a common belief, but it is easily proven wrong. What you need to know is that the switch not only moving the ND filter, it also changes the connections within the meter. Silver oxide cells have equally stable 33 output and are based on the same principle, as mercury batteries, the main difference being use of silver in place of mercury, which makes these batteries more expensive to manufacture.


Privacy policy About Camera-wiki. A later revision changed from the original mercury batteries, these models being distinguished by a black case. I have no reservations about recommending it. This entry was posted in rants etc.

Gossen Lunasix 3 Light Meter

The plate is glued ,unasix, you have to pry it carefully off taking care not to bend it too much. If not you are starting with an intentional bias when comparing their readings.

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I disassembled the meter to see if I could find the trouble. Thank you very much for this excellent idea. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Hi Mark, I was thinking about using LD low dropout voltage regulator instead of your solution.

The switch looks fine, but I cleaned the contacts just in case. Once set for lumasix film you use, should not need setting again if you make a note of the adjustment details. But if possible, I would know which of them is the more precise. It is supposed to be very accurate, even if old.


This is a private listing and your identity will not be disclosed to anyone except the seller. Toggling times gets things working again. The problem is no one seems to stock or sell it lunaxix more. It might still need a slight adjustment, but it will be tiny. There is a battery chemistry available that can replace the now obsolete mercury batteries. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. Summary [ edit ] Description Gossen Lunasix 3 back. And it is strange, that the difference had been in all tests constantly the same.

The original Lunasix design is olnly resistive and so very linear. Jan 3, 8. Take a route around your house, in and out.

This is for a properly working, calibrated meter.