Working GE Exposure Meters DW-68 (1950) and PR-1 (1948) with Cases

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General Electric was a major manufacturer of exposure meters. In the days before cameras had built-in light meters, a good handheld meter was an essential accessory for any serious photographer. They are still useful today, particularly if, like me, you enjoy shooting with vintage cameras. There is a GE PR-1 in my bag today.

The DW-68 was an update to earlier GE meters, with a hood added for reading reflected light. Black wrinkle-finish paint gives it proper steam-punk industrial looks.

The PR-1 has a locking needle, quite an innovation for the time. Makes it easier to use. I love the classic Weston Master II but the PR-1 is the meter I use most often. Metering is consistent with center-weighted metering on my trusty Nikon F4.

Reasonably accurate - there is some variation with meters, particularly those built into film cameras. I compared readings of an indoor scene with ten different cameras and meters, all of which produced good appearing prints. Cameras were all equipped with 50mm lenses, shutter speed was set at 1/250, ISO at 200. Readings ranged from f/2.8 to 5.6, two full stops variation.

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