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Weston Master II

My favourite light meter, the Weston Master II. The design dates from 1945 and was in production until 1955. The Weston Master meters using a selenium cell, so it requires no batteries. I usually use mine when I go shoot with my Yashica-D TLR and even though the selenium cell must have decayed over the years my exposures are still pretty accurate.

The Weston Master comes with a beautiful leather case.

First, the silver plate, partially visible on the left side of the settings dial, is adjusted according to the film emulsion speed. The black top plate is then adjusted to the light meter reading at the top. The shutter speed and aperture combination is then read off the matching pairs of numbers on the left.

In low light the meter lid can be opened for a more accurate reading.

Check out this advert for the Weston master II.

Date: August 25, 2010
Author: Diaan Mynhardt
Medium: Digital
Camera: Canon 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm 1:4
Film: Simulated
Location: 601
Client: Dreamfoundry Design
Designer: Diaan Mynhardt
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2 Responses to “Weston Master II”

  1. I like the pouch — does an iPhone fit in there?