OK - I'd like one but I've looked in local dealers without luck - where can I get one?
ebay is simply the best place. Watch the auctions first to get used to the bidding patterns and usual bidders. Make absolutely sure you ask if the meter works i.e. reacts well to light. If you want a fully reconditioned older Weston John deVries at www.westonmaster.com may be able to help. Dealers sometimes have Westons - you'll pay more but you can try before you buy.
Prices on Ebay seem to vary wildly. Any advice for a first-time buyer?
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They sure do! Be very careful to check that the meter is in FULL WORKING ORDER. Ask the seller specifically and if they are evasive, don't buy. Lots of old meters don't react to light - the meter should move well across the scale if held close to a light bulb. Watch out for postage costs - they can add $15 if you are not careful. watch the final prices on ebay and decide on the maximum bid for each model you are interested in. Don't get excited and end up in a bidding war! You can get most Westons at low prices so pull out if the price goes up too much.
I have several weston meters to sell.
Model 45 in wood cases
What are they worth?
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The model 45 iss a DC Voltmeter and this site only covers exposure meters. Suggest you look on ebay. The price you'll get very much depends on finding a collector who happens to need them!
Hi, I've been trawling the internet for days and can't seem to find the answer to a simple question! What is the longest shutter speed a Weston Euromaster and Weston V go up to? Thanks!
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The Euromaster goes to 15 minutes. I don;t have a Master V but the IV just goes to 64 seconds.
Are the cases for masters IV and V identical to that of Euromaster. I ask this as my Euromaster has very recently failed but the case is in good nick and I notice on ebay that IVs, Vs and Euros go a lot cheaper without cases and I wanted to see what my options were. Thanks. Steve.
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My Euromaster has a case that is a kind of leather band around the body of the meter - the front and the back then both hinge from that. There is a small hole for the needle-lock button in that band. A Weston IV has a slider for the needle lock so would not fit. A Euromaster however will fit (I've tried it just now!) in a Weston IV case as this does not have the band - just two halves that are hinged. Hope this helps.
Which is the better buy for general use, a Weston V or the Euro.
I have several old cameras with no meter and would like to buy and use a Weston meter.
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The Euromaster will be the best because it is the most likely to work for some time. A working V, if you can get it for a reasonable price will be a very good meter - but the cell in all Westons can fail and the older they are....
Is there a 'best' model to look for when buying used?
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If you want it to use, then a Euromaster - if you can get one at a decent price, or a Weston IV otherwise. The IVs are usually fine and accurate and are well made.
What kind of batteries does the III model use? I am thinking of buying one on ebay. Thank you.
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III doesn't have batteries - it uses a selenium cell which generates electricity when light falls on it. Normally only Cds meters need batteries. Hope you get a good one on Ebay!
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