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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But adding diodes for the voltage drop from 3. But the major problem is that the indicator needle is stuck at the right of the display.

Back to home page. Unfortunately they give all different values. Then work with a meter over a period of lunasi to see how well your results hold up. The left pair is responsible for low light rangeno ND filterthe right pair — for the high light rangeND6 filter in the light path.

I oriented it so that the clear opening replaces the silvered side when in low-light mode, I assume that is right. Any suggestions are welcome.

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I have a black Lunasix 3 model 6D which has hardly been used over the years. See terms – opens in a new window or tab. A later revision changed from the original mercury batteries, lunasic models being distinguished by a black case.

The Lunasix 3 introduced the standard incident light dome and meter front end aperture for clip on accessories that featured on every Gossen professional meter until the completely restyled Variosix F of What you need to know is that the switch not only moving the ND filter, it also changes the connections within the meter.


In order to adjust all devices and in order to make them comparable I then will tape a small note on these devices.

An observant reader might have noticed, that the CdS cell does not change during calibration. Seller does not offer returns. Alkaline battery does not hold constant voltage along the discharge curve.

He recommended using the zinc-air cells as being “the perfect solution”.

The filter appears to be fine. Sold for many years the Lunasix was famed for its low light sensitivity, still impressive by today’s standards. If you are shooting RAW and want to use as much of the larger available dynamic range as possible for your images then you need to calibrate the camera’s meter or hand held meter for RAW exposures.

Gossen Lunasix 3 exposure meter

Nothing too unusual here. The following page uses this file: I assume the meter is reading generally something, i. Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Sailor Blue’s gear list: The battery check was a bit high. Does this mean that the LDR is no good? They should be the same. El Grafothe copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following license:.

Hi, this is an excellent article. Like some others above, I recommend the zinc-air cells. Watch list is full. I happened to have a few good mercury cells several years ago when I did my testing. Jan 3, 9. Sailor Blue’s gear list. Sorry, but i made a mistake in the 1st formula. A 1N should do. In our latest buying guide we’ve selected some cameras that while they’re a bit older, still offer a lot of bang for the buck.


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Hi, You recommend any small diode. I guess my next step is to start checking each connection. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. Works perfectly, meter is accurate, and it’s still using the first set lunadix batteries after 18 months.

Because of this, in most cases it is possible to readjust the meter for 1.

I will mark the results on tape excellent hint from Gato Amarillo below. I think I will tape a note on those two light-meters in order to adjust accordingly. The longer line at the far left of the scale see the first image in this link is the mechanical zero position of the delicate galvanometer mechanism the meter uses to measure current through the Cds cell. But you might be right, too much questioning will be misleading. This page has been accessed 4, times. Any offhand advice would be greatly appreciated!

Being a purely passive, resistive, linear luunasix it has no principal problem with a slightly higher battery voltage, besides showing wrong exposure values of course. September 25, at However, I could not check this. Do you have a multimeter?