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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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Are the vintage Gossen Sixticolor meters any good?

I just suffered from a bit of sticker shock. It seems that new digital color temperature meters run over $1000. On the other hand, there are vintage ones (analog, obviously) on Ebay all over the place for less than $100 (usually a lot less!).

I don't want to fork over $1200+ on a light meter.

How well do the vintage ones work at this point in time? Are there cheaper light meters that work well that I'm not aware of?

Thanks much!

Stephen
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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I bought one a couple of years ago on ebaY, mine works fine. YMMV
I paid $30-$40 US for it.

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Old January 22nd, 2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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FYI, to keep in mind...the mired shift values that are often printed on a chart on the back (i.e. green-magenta correction) are tuned for film emulsion--video will read the mired shift differently and require less correction.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:36 PM   #4
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back in its day it was ok .. by mid 80's it was so-so.. i used one once - didn't like it ...
... the minolta color meter II & up are very good ...
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