PHOTOMETER 2 Large format focal plane meter
The Photometer 2 was developed in consultation with a group of large format photographers, who wanted an affordable solution to image-plane point metering.
Although image plane metering systems of this type have long been available, the hefty price tag (admittedly providing extensive and sophisticated features) has made the cost prohibitive for amateur and cost-conscious professionals. The solution was to develop a less sophisticated and less feature-heavy metering system that provided the essential basic functions in an affordable yet accurate and reliable unit.
The result is a convenient hand-held metering unit, with a metering probe in a frame that inserts in the camera in place of the usual film holder.
Meter light level at any point in the image plane
Optimize exposure settings for highlight, shadow areas and mid-tones
Wide sensitivity range - exposures from 1/2000s to > 1 hour
Adjustable film speed
Two memories - store shadow or highlight tones while metering another to optimize exposure across the image
Convenient hand-held battery-operated meter unit, intuitive and easy to use
Metering probe and frame inserts in camera in place of standard film holder
Ideal when using the Zone system