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10-24-2018, 11:34 AM   #1
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Pentax analog spot meter?

I have this meter which works perfectly but .... the tiny light bulb which illuminatges the internal meter scale doesn't light! Makes reading a shadow area difficult, not to mention general use in dim light. Any idea who could fix this for me? T R Ritter works on these meters, but tells me the bulbs aren't available.

10-24-2018, 11:46 AM   #2
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I wonder if a LED substitute cannot be made up? Surface mount parts are very small. Also an LED would probably last the rest of the meter's life.
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Try George Milton of Quality Light Metric here in Los Angeles. If anybody has the bulb/parts it's going to be him.

Old school - no website - no email (that I know of). All the film studios, pros and local camera repair shops use him to repair their meters.

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