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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Not the nicest scan, but here it is.
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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter View Post
    There are about 20 pages about the SinarSix in "The SINAR System Handbook" from 1977 that I have. I'll try to scan them for you.
    Thank you so, so much! Really appreciate this! 🙏

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Don’t you also need the correct battery like the wein cell 1.35 volt?


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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Quote Originally Posted by nbagno View Post
    Don’t you also need the correct battery like the wein cell 1.35 volt?


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    The Wein is not the correct battery, it is a zinc air replacement cell for the real battery which was a mercury cell. Air zinc have a very short life compared to mercury which would last a year.
    But mercury cells are banned now. So you might do a search to see if anyone has come up with a PX13/PX625 replacement that is not zinc air or if Gossen has a fix to use other cells.

    From Gossen:

    https://gossen-photo.de/en/ersatz-fu...tterie-v625px/

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Bob, Gossen's fix for using SR44 cells -- GO 4145 -- was discontinued some time ago. Also, it held 2 SR44s, would be no help for a meter that needs just one.

    The viable replacements for mercury cells are Zinc-Air cells and the MR-9 adapter (or a clone that also uses a Schottky diode).

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    Bob, Gossen's fix for using SR44 cells -- GO 4145 -- was discontinued some time ago. Also, it held 2 SR44s, would be no help for a meter that needs just one.

    The viable replacements for mercury cells are Zinc-Air cells and the MR-9 adapter (or a clone that also uses a Schottky diode).
    https://shop.criscam.com/collections...attery-adapter

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    The Wein is not the correct battery, it is a zinc air replacement cell for the real battery which was a mercury cell. Air zinc have a very short life compared to mercury which would last a year.
    But mercury cells are banned now. So you might do a search to see if anyone has come up with a PX13/PX625 replacement that is not zinc air or if Gossen has a fix to use other cells.

    From Gossen:

    https://gossen-photo.de/en/ersatz-fu...tterie-v625px/
    I used an adapter I bought from the Netherlands in my Leica M5. It fits better than the Criscam one (https://shop.criscam.com/collections...attery-adapter) and was less expensive. You'll need to contact Frans at battery.adapter@online.nl

    Frans also sells a kit with detailed instructions to make the adapter yourself.

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    The Wein is not the correct battery, it is a zinc air replacement cell for the real battery which was a mercury cell. Air zinc have a very short life compared to mercury which would last a year.
    But mercury cells are banned now. So you might do a search to see if anyone has come up with a PX13/PX625 replacement that is not zinc air or if Gossen has a fix to use other cells.

    From Gossen:

    https://gossen-photo.de/en/ersatz-fu...tterie-v625px/
    Not the correct battery or just a short lifespan?


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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Quote Originally Posted by nbagno View Post
    Not the correct battery or just a short lifespan?


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    A short life span is the wrong battery unless you are going to always carry spare cells.
    Check the criss option.

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    Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I have three Norma Sinarsix units, and I use the CRIS adapter, without any issues whatsoever. I even checked it with an old Mercury I had around, at low, medium, and high light levels. Every reading was identical with both batteries. I am therefore convinced it works without problems.

    I also have the original Norma 5x7 and 8x10 Adapter units. Interestingly they are made of wood.
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