Thursday, January 31, 2008

Remote Sensors No More

I think it may be here in the blog somewhere, but the question of Remote Sensors has come up.  These are little boxes that worked with the MetroLux II and measured light at the easel.  Unfortunately, there are no more in stock and there are no more chassis available, so these are discontinued.  You might try a WTB ad at a discussion group, but I have never seen one for sale and few were made.  Sorry about that.  

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Decisions: MetroLux final run

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.  

Thanks for your support.

Pocket Spot

Pocket Spot
Metering in the Office, 10 2/3 EVs

Pocket Spot

Pocket Spot
Metering in the Office, 4 1/3 EVs

Pocket Spot Spec Sheet

Pocket Spot Digital Light Meter Specs

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.

specifications subject to change

More pictures on page two near bottom.