We at Metered Light have decided to make the last batch of MetroLux. We have looked at various numbers; I even retrieved data from 5" floppy disks for new quotes, but I'm afraid the numbers are not viable. Our last run will be about 25 pieces. Production has begun and they will be available in a month. We continue to have call for additional sensors and we are filling these requests.
The good news is that being done with MetroLux frees our time for production of new Pocket Spot Meters. No time frame has been set, but they will be coming.
Display: 2-digit Red LED with 1/3, 2/3 LED indicators
Dial: White, laser-engraved on Meter's anodized color background. Intermost dial is ISO with f/# on the outside. f/1.0 to f/128. Outer dial is shutter speeds from 8 minutes to 1/4000 sec on the inside and EV on the outside. EVs from -1 to 20. Body is marked with Zones from Zero to X (10). [Romans didn't have a zero, but what are you going to do? ]
ISO: 3 to 12800 ISO, marked in 1/3 stops
EV range: -1 2/3 to 23 at 100 ISO
Spectral Sensitivity: Compensated for "typical" B&W film, i.e. HP5+ or Tri-X
Angle of View: approximately 1 degree, smaller at very high EVs and 3 degrees at lower EVs
Viewing: Bore-sight through the hole the length of the chassis. Meter is held about 12" or 300mm from the eye (length of strap)
Linearity: about 1% from low to high.
Calibration: Not required. No adjustments inside.
Finish: Black anodized over a solid block of machined aluminum. Texture is random tumble over stones before anodize. Other colors in consideration at extra cost are RED and BLUE.
Battery: 6V PX28 or equivalent, Supplied
Dimensions: 2.25" x 2" x 3/4" (L x W x T) 57 x 50 x 19 mm Dial on top is 1/8" thick, 3 mm
Weight: 4 1/8 oz (117 grams) with strap and battery, both included.
All Pocket Spot Light Meters come with a battery and a spare battery on a card. Also is the lanyard, instructions, and a nylon 'coin' to remove the battery door without marring the finish.
Shipping is USPS Priority insured. If you need a different shipper, let us know. Don't forget, customs, VAT, duties, and the rest are your responsibility and are added at your end.
Pocket Spot shipping and Insurance below. Metrolux shipping is slightly more and insurance slightly less. Accessories shipping is about the same and insurance less.
USA shipping $5, insurance $7
Canada shipping $19, insurance $7
Mexico shipping $11, insurance not available
All other countries shipping $26, insurance $8
These are actual costs and subject to adjustment if we get charged more. Insurance includes delivery confirmation.
CA residents add sales tax, 8.75%.
Prices subject to change.
Payment Options and Overnight Deliveries
Payment is by check, cashier's check, money order, or Paypal. We won't ship until payment is confirmed. For the near future, please don't order until we have emailed you that your product is ready.
Sometimes we can respond to 'emergency orders' and overnight deliveries. Not always, but sometimes.
Paypal address is:
Metered Light 58 West Portal Ave., #151 San Francisco, CA 94127
If you want to talk to us, send us an email with yours and a good time to call and we'll call you.
You can write us a letter or email us. Please note the email change. No phone. We are not here enough to answer.
We still repair all Metrolux, both One and Two, and our Pocket Spot meter. Cost varies depending on repair or damage, but is very reasonable. Over the years we have seen very few returns for any reason.
Metered Light started as Redlight Enterprises, but when the internet came along, using redlight was not such a good idea anymore. So we were fortunate to add 'mete' to the beginning and got Metered Light. We also expanded our offerings from timers and a few other darkroom items by adding PocketSpot, the world's smallest spot meter.
Metered Light makes quality products, but we are just two people and we do this for fun and to help out other photographers. Thus, we cannot act like a big company. We try to be here for you when we can, but sometimes we get back-ordered.
I'm an engineer and photographer. The photography helps to keep the demons away. When I'm not doing photography, I work as an engineer designing electronics for night vision systems, satellites, and other widgets.