Bisix type I
Bisix type II
Gossen Bisix exposure meter
The Gossen Bisix is a very lightweight and easy to handle exposure
meter manufactured by Gossen. It is actually a simple meter based
on a selenium photo
The shutter speed ranges from 1/1000 sec to 15 sec. And the aperture
value ranges from f/ 2 to
f/ 22. The adjustable film sensitivity ranges from 12 to 1600 ASA or 12 to
The meter has a diffuser blind which can be placed in front of the
metering cell to enable the meter to measure incident light. Without the
blind in front of the cell the meter should be used only for measuring reflected light.
The Bisix is sold in the USA under the name Scout. The difference
the Bisix and the Scout is the change from the DIN / ASA window to a double ASA
for the film sensitivity setting and of course the name.
The Bisix type I has a different front compared to the Bisix type II.
As far as known type I was produced with serial number 1 to 50.000 and
type II serial from number 50.000 and above.