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10-19-2008, 11:23 PM   #1
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How does the Honeywell Pentax Meter works?

I have got the Pentax Honeywell
I cannot understand, how does the attachable Honeywell Pentax Meter works?
I measure on the Battery 1,36 v.
There are B(green), H, OFF and L (red) Marks for the Wheel.
Only when on L, the Pointer moves slightly till 1/3 of the scala,when pointed to Light Source.
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10-20-2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by valjo Quote
I have got the Pentax Honeywell
I cannot understand, how does the attachable Honeywell Pentax Meter works?
I measure on the Battery 1,36 v.
There are B(green), H, OFF and L (red) Marks for the Wheel.
Only when on L, the Pointer moves slightly till 1/3 of the scala,when pointed to Light Source.
(B) is for battery test. (H) is for normal (high) light. (L) is for low light situations...

See manual here. When asked for a password use "Pentax"
This is the later meter, but it works the same.

http://www.pentax-manuals.com/manuals/m42/meter_ii_s.pdf

Kind Regards and best wishes. let us know if this works for you.

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Sorry, my meter seems to be dead
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Sorry, my meter seems to be dead
Sorry to hear that. These are CdS meters so strictly speaking the metering circuit tends to remain good. It's everything else that goes to hell. Every single one I have ever seen was either DOA or intermittent.

Seriously, get a nice period Gossen and go with that. these things tend to trash up the prisms anyway and it looks like you have a nice H3 there. That's my current favorite in the pre-Spotmatic range.

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Before giving up on the meter, I notieced that in your picture, you have the shutter speed set to 1/500. Set your ASA to 400, select the [L] range, set the lens to auto, (or manual and open it wide) and set the shutter speed to 1/30. If this meter is good, the needle will climb up.
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