James's Light Meter Collection: Bertram Bewi Quick
Bertram Bewi Quick exposure meter click for manual
Maker: Bertram
Model: Bewi Quick
Circa: 1963
Price (new): $16.95
Cell type: Selenium
Measure type: Reflecting / Averaging

I love Bertram meters: they have character. They may not be the best, but they're fun to look at and fool with. So many other meters are functional but dull.

This one is another marvel of engineering, in my book. Not because there's anything particularly new or novel about it, but simply because it takes about 10 seconds to figure out how to use it. I got the instruction book with it, but you don't need it. It's easy to use, easy to read, fits nicely in my hand, and it still works after 45 years. What else can you say?

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