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Gossen Digisix


Gossen Digisix

Gossen Digisix

The Gossen Digisix, a digital exposure meter for ambient light made in Germany by Gossen, is a vicious competitor for the 'tiny available light' segment of meters. Measuring is easy: The EV value is measured and indicated in the digital display and then transfered to the setting ring. All the useful shutter speed and f/stop combinations can be read at a glance.

The meter also sports some useful accessory features: a timer function for measuring from 0 seconds to 30 minutes, a watch (adjustabled for both 12 or 24 hour display) and an ambient temperature thermometer (which can be set for either Celsius or Fahrenheit). The lowlight sensitivity of the Digisix allows meaningful measurements in twilight and beyond, a new watershed for such a tiny unit.

Optional accessories, the Camera Adapter Clip as well as the Bogen 3298, allow attachment of the DigiSix directly to the top of your camera's flash shoe.

Reflected and incident light modes

Microprocessor controlled operation

Digital LCD display of read out in 1/3 stops

Storage of values measured

At-a-glance indication of all suitable combinations of shutter speeds and aperture

"Range over" or "Range under" signal

Watch, Timer, Alarm functions and Temperature measurement

Robust Temperature Operation Range
Works in temperatures of 14-140°F (-10 to +60°C)

Measuring System Incident or reflected, contrast measurement
Angle of Coverage 25° in reflected mode
Receptor Head Non-rotating, non-interchangeable
Sensor SBC photo diode
Aperture/Shutter Priority Not applicable
Display Readout Digital LCD display and setting ring
Analog scales
ISO Range 6 to 3,200 in 1/3 stop increments
EV Range (ISO-100) EV 0 to +18
Adjustable +/- 3.0 EV
Shutter Speed - Ambient 1/2,000 Second to 4.0 minutes
Shutter Speed - Flash Not applicable
f/Stop Display Range f/1.0 to 32
Cine Speeds Not applicable
Exposure Memory Not specified by manufacturer
Shadow/Highlight Calculation Contrast measurement
Power Source One CR2032 3-Volt lithium battery (included)
Clock Clock: adjustable to 12 hrs (AM + PM) or 24 hrs
Accuracy: 5 min / year Timer: 1.0 - 30 sec
Thermometer Range 5.0 to 160°F (-15° to 70°C)
Accuracy: +/- 4 °F / +/- 2°C
Operating Temperature 14 - 140°F (-10 to 60°C)
Dimensions 3.0 x 2.0 x 0.9" (75 x 50 x 23 mm)
Weight 0.09 lb (40 g) [including battery]