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11-03-2009, 03:27 AM   #1
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(old timer) How to read this old timer light meter?

lately i just grab a deal of largely collection Pentax gears from an old Pentax Shooter. One of the itme is a lightmeter from Hanimex .. series is PR120. seem after i put an LR 44 battery it can move its needle. but how actualy read this? i figured out that i need to point to the object ..set the ASA..look into the needle pointing which number .and move the plate which have 1 to 9 numbers according to it. set it to the white line on the ON-OFF switch lever. is that true..?

anybody know this thing?

11-03-2009, 05:26 AM   #2
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Set your ISO by turning the inner dial, point the meter at your subject (if it has a white plastic dome, then point it at your camera from the subject) and read the number off the galvanometer. Rotate the outer dial until the number is pointing at the H or L, depending on if you have the light limiting window open or closed (high/low light being let in).
The time aperture combinations are then displayed at the bottom of the dial.

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