Gossen Sixtomat J exposure meter

Update: 02.07.2017



 

 

Gossen Sixtomat J exposure meter.

The Sixtomat J is a highly sensitive photo-electric exposure meter, suitable for the measurement of reflected as well as incident light for still photography and cine works for color and for black and white. The meter is fully automatic and shock proof. The Sixtomat J is the successors of the Sixtomat type I and type II.

Where the Sixtomat only can measure reflected light, the Sixtomat J can also measure incident light by means of the roller blind. The roller blind acts as a diffuser. The roller blind is painted on the inside with a kind of silver colored paint leaving a unpainted square in the middle. If the roller blind is opened until the red markings on the front, the meter is enabled for measuring incident light.

This Sixtomat is also equipped with an internal switch for changing the sensitivity mode. (the red button on the former meters). The switch is activated going from the red to the black scale and vice versa. The meaning from the 'J' in the name is still not very clear.
 

     
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