Leningrad – soviet photographic light meter
MADE IN USSR!
Leningrad Light Meters are a series of light meters made by Vibrator factory in Leningrad, former USSR and produced between c.1950-84.
- Selenium cell
- Produced between 1954-59
- Looks like Metrawatt products, in particular the Horvex
- Body: bakelite
- Scale for film speeds: 11-700 GOST
- Scale for Shutter speeds: 60-1/1000
- Scale for Diaphragm: f/1-f/22
On this meter, everything’s in cyrillic and the film speed index is GOST (which means “state standard”). GOST was a geometric-progression speed and closely analgous to ASA. The export versions had the roman alphabet and ASA instead of GOST.
Meter is conditionally working – selenium meters are not very precise in general and they age with time. But this meter was kept well and it shows close to correct measurements – so it still can be used for metering.
Comes with it’s leather case(some stitches are in need of replacing).
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