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Andrew Herrick
8-Mar-1998, 06:47
Years ago Zone VI studios modified Pentax spotmeters under the direction of Paul Horowitz, so that they 'saw' light the same as film. Although I knew Zone VI wa s bought by Calumet I only recently discovered that they have moved from Vermont to Illinois. I am trying to find out if they still modify spotmeters, although I'm not having much luck. I suspect they don't. Does anyone know? If they don't, has Paul Horowits set up somewhere else? If anyone knows his whereabouts please let me know.


Rob "John Henry" Rothman
9-Mar-1998, 10:53
The last Calumet catalog I saw (which was probably within the last few months) s till listed the modified meters.

Ted Brownlee`
10-Mar-1998, 03:35
Calumet still sells the Zone VI modified Pentax spot meters. I bought a Zone VI digital spot last year.

11-Mar-1998, 01:04
In addition, Zone VI now has a web site, although very limited at this time. ww w.zonevi.com I have had the Pentax digital, with the modification, for 7 years now. It has pe rformed beautifully, and is exactly the same compared against an analog Pentax t hat a friend of mine sent in to be modified. We tested them against each other, in the same lighting, and thru filters, and they are, at worst, within a 1/3 of a stop of each other, 90% of the time they are exactly the same.

john costo
15-Mar-1998, 02:09
I bought a Zone VI modified Pentax digital spot from Calumet last year. Incredib ly accurate!!! Well worth the $500+ you'll pay. I would never part with mine.