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Leningrad Light Meters are a series of light meters made by Vibrator factory in Leningrad, former USSR and produced between c.1950-84.

Noticeably there is missing model numbers 3, 5, 9 in the Leningrad line.

ModelsEdit

Lenin 1 01

Leningrad 1

Leningrad 1 (originalEdit

  • Selenium cell
  • Produced between 1954-59
  • Looks like Metrawatt products, in particular the Horvex
  • Body: bakelite
  • Scale for film speeds: 11-700 GOST
  • Scale for Shutter speeds: 60-1/1000
  • Scale for Diaphragm: f/1-f/22
Len 2

Leningrad 2

Leningrad 2Edit

  • Introduced in 1959
  • Selenium cell
  • Body: bakelite
  • Scale for film speeds: 4-250 GOST
  • Scale for Shutter speeds: 15-1/1000
  • Scale for Diaphragm: f/1.4-f/22

Leningrad 4Edit

  • Introduced c.1968
  • A Gossen Luna-Pro, but the big difference is that the Luna-Pro is CdS

Specifications of Leningrad 4Edit

  • Photoelectric selenium cell light meter
  • Engraving on the back cover: 1011/4, СДЕЛАНО В СССР ( SDELANO V SSSR = MADE IN USSR) and serial no.
  • Leningrad 4 is written in Latin, this one is an export model. (Ленинград = Leningrad
  • Calibrated in ASA and DIN on the export model, or Gost and DIN
  • Aperture range: f/1.4 - f/22, shutter speeds 15-1/1000
  • Film speeds range: 4-1000 gost, 6-30 DIN, 3-800 ASA
  • CINE scale and an auxillary scale
  • A white opak glass is provided for use as an incident light meter
  • On the back side of the meter, there is an adjustment screw for zeroing the meter scale Strap lug
  • Body: plastic; Weight:
  • Basic operating instructions: Set film speed, transfer meter reading to dial, read matching f-stop and shutter speeds and transfer them to the camera
  • Attention: Selenium cells have a finate life always close the case when not in use to protect the cell
  • There are various coloured versions


Len 6

Leningrad 6

Leningrad 6Edit

  • CdS cell
  • Introduced c.1970
  • Exact mirror bring
  • Body: plastic
  • Scale for film speeds: 4-2000 GOST (6-33 DIN)
  • Scale for Shutter speeds: 2 hours -1/2000 s
  • Scale for speeds of movie: 8-64 frame/sec
  • Scale for Diaphragm: f/1.4-f/45
  • Battery check button
Len 7 01

Leningrad 7

Leningrad 7Edit

  • Selenium cell
  • Introduced c.1984
  • The first update of the Leningrad 6
  • Body: plastic
  • Scale for film speeds: 2.8-1400 GOST (6-33 DIN)
  • Scale for Shutter speeds: 30-1/2000
  • Scale for speeds of movie: 8-64 frame/sec
  • Scale for Diaphragm: f/1.4-f/22
Len 8 02

Leningrad 8


Leningrad 8Edit

  • Introduced c.1983
  • Selenium cell
  • A slight refinement of the Leningrad 7
  • Body: plastic
  • Scale for film speeds: 2.8-1400 GOST (6-33 DIN)
  • Scale for Shutter speeds: 30-1/2000
  • Scale for speeds of movie: 8-64 frame/sec
  • Scale for Diaphragm: f/1.4-f/22
Lenin 10

Leningrad 10

Leningrad 10Edit

  • Introduced: c.?
  • Modified Leningrad 4
  • Selenium cell
  • Body:plastic
  • Scale for film speeds: 4-1000 GOST (6-33 DIN)
  • Scale for Shutter speeds: 24-1/2000
  • Scale for Diaphragm: f/1.4-f/22
  • Meter has rotatable head with selenium element and some attachment to measure different ranges of light

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