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Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter

B&H # GOAKBHLP Mfr # GO 4145
You Pay: $59.99

The Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter is used to convert meters with mercury batteries to silver oxide.

Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter
  • Two SR44 Batteries
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    GossenAdapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter
     
    4.7

    (based on 59 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (43)
    • Reliable (18)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Durable (13)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (21)
      • Portraits (14)
      • Landscape photography (13)
      • Studio (9)
      • Travel (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (45)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (30), Semi-professional (17), Professional (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      More than it looks

      The adapter kit is for older CdS Gossen meters that use a stack of two 1.3V mercury cells: Luna Pro, Luna Pro S, Lunasix 3 and probably others.

      The kit includes two...Read complete review

      The adapter kit is for older CdS Gossen meters that use a stack of two 1.3V mercury cells: Luna Pro, Luna Pro S, Lunasix 3 and probably others.

      The kit includes two commonly-available 1.5V silver oxide batteries (SR44) and a tube that centers them in the meter. The tube looks like some kind of hard plastic with a plate or cap at one end. It you look carefully inside the tube, you will see that the metal end has a small, raised, "button" in the center. This seems to connect to a tiny voltage regulator than brings the voltage down to what the meter requires.

      In case the included instructions are not clear enough, the + ends of the batteries are "up" --- that is, when the batteries are in the adapter, the + end will be at the open end of the adapter. If you put them in backwards you get no voltage at all through the adapter.

      I don't know how accurate the voltage regulation is. My volt meter indicated 3.2V for two SR44s in series, and 2.9V through the adapter.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Didn't work

      This adapter did NOT work in my Luna Meter. The needle doesn't move at all when it is installed. If I put in 625A batteries of the incorrect voltage, the needle will even...Read complete review

      This adapter did NOT work in my Luna Meter. The needle doesn't move at all when it is installed. If I put in 625A batteries of the incorrect voltage, the needle will even register, albeit the wrong exposure settings; but this adapter kit does not work at all for me. Complete waste of money[...]

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      5.0

      Gossen Luna-Pro Battery Adapter

      By Don

      from West Bend, WI

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

        Pricey, yes, but if you own a Luna-Pro you know it's the family dog of your gadget bag, and you's do anything to keep it alive. I think I paid $90 for my Luna-Pro in 1972. It's been a faithful and accurate companion for 40 years! Nice to know it will now probably out last me!I recently purchased a Digi-Pro F2, It augments the Luna-Pro, but does not replace it. You cannot beat the Luna-Pro for low light sensistvty or overall latitude.

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        5.0

        Works great!

        By angie lee

        from san francisco, ca.

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

            easy to install. Fits great.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect solution

            By Taxi

            from New Jersey

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

              My Gossen Luna Pro now works perectly with currently available batteries. Anyone who purchases this item should know that the Gossen Luna Pro meter is susceptible to a circuit board problem. Over time it can give scale readings two stops above the actual reading. The meter can usually be calibrated. This happened to one of my meters, not the one I will using. It is not a problem with the adapter.

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              5.0

              Gossen battery adapter for Luna Six

              By shb

              from Canada

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                Works perfectly. Installed battery adapter and supplied batteries, mada a minor adjustment to the zero location, and started using it. Saved my meter and now dint have to send it to the landfill. What was old is new again. Thanks!

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                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Sherrif

                from Newcomb, Victoria, Australia

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                    The battery adaptors work perfectly, and have given new life to my faithful and robust Gossen Luna Six and Luna Pro.

                    I highly commend B&H for the speed and efficiency of their shipping from New York to Newcomb - Australia.

                    I am a very satisfied and grateful customer.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Brought My Luna Pro Back To Life

                    By Steakhouse

                    from Pennsburg, PA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Meets A Specific Need

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Low Light Measurements

                      Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                      I am so happy to have my 40 year old Luna Pro working again. This product works as advertised. Others have complained about the price being a bit high, but I am willing to overlook this because I can't imagine the production volume is high enough to bring the manufacturing cost down. I'm just thankful that Gossen makes the adaptor available.

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                      1.0

                      Questionable durability

                      By Randall

                      from Vancouver WA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable
                      • Other Brands Work Better
                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                        I bought this adapter about 4 years ago. It worked as specified out of the box. I stored that meter after a few months. The other day I pulled the adapter, replace the dead silver cells and reinstalled; the meter read high. Testing the voltage of the adapter, it read 3.1 volts - no voltage reduction. The next day I tried to test the package and got nothing - the cells are new and test fine; the adapter is dead. Not the best use of $ in retrospect. I think this is unreliable and would recommend other brands.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Product

                        By Dougie Fresh

                        from Tucson,Arizona

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Batteries Readily Availab
                        • Lightweight
                        • reasonably priced

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                          After discovering that the mercury coin battery cells are no longer availabe or hard to find for my Gossen Lunasix 3 exposure meter, I went the next best route. The B & H battery adapter "kit" was purchased, a bit difficult to close the battery compartment cover after installing the kit but, I eventually got the meter to work. What I really like is the local availability of the 1.5vdc SR-44 batteries. A big plus!! I would recommened this product [kit] to anyone needing to upgrade their Gossen meter.

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                          5.0

                          Resurrection and transsubtantiation

                          By Bmoag

                          from Arroyo Grande, CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography

                            Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                            When I inherited my Luna Pro it still had working mercury batteries although it had probably not been used for many years. It has been sitting unused since. This old meter actually works quite well with this battery system, compared to in-camera metering. If you have not used incident light metering you may be in for a surprise compared to the computerized reflective readings in a modern dSLR. If you have a Luna Pro (which is built like a tank) that you think is in working order it is worth the price of these batteries just to see if it works. I am using the Luna pro with a variety of older Nikon, Leica and Minolta lenses on a micro 4/3 body, which will work in aperture preferred auto-exposure with all those lenses anyway, great fun if you have a closet full of old lenses.

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                            5.0

                            Put simply, it works.

                            By Mort

                            from Indiana

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                  Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                  I was finally able to bring my trusty Luna Pro back to life. A bit pricey but worth it to be able to use readily available batteries.

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                                  5.0

                                  Revived My Luna Six Three...

                                  By Harry

                                  from Alberta, Canada

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                      Even comes with the batteries!

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Does what it says

                                      By JBrierley

                                      from NYC

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                          Does exactly what it says it will do and is easy to install, bringing an old hero back to life. Seems a little pricey but still, an old Gossen pro in on-line auction + This is still cheaper and better than the low end digital meters.

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                                          5.0

                                          Check the contact in the meter!

                                          By Ed

                                          from Florida

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                              As was pointed out here, be certain that the contact in the bottom of the meter battery compartment makes contact with the bottom of the insert. The meter did not work until the contact in the compartment was slightly bent upward so as to make better contact. The battery check indicates that the meter works fine. I will use the Luna Pro as an excellent back up for incident metering. I had forgotten how easy the meter is to use, and how ergonmic the design is. The adaptor kit is indeed a bit costly, but much less than purchasing another meter!

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                                              5.0

                                              Great solution for the old meter

                                              By AG

                                              from Chicago

                                              About Me Semi-Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                              • Should be 10 cheaper

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                                The adapter works great and comes with batteries. I have yet to install the kit and find that the meter doesn't need recalibration though. It's a 25+ year old meter, and all meters drift over that many years. It's not the adapters fault. I've reconditioned at least 12 in the last 9 months using this kit as the battery fix.

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                                                5.0

                                                After 37 years, My Luna Pro is working.

                                                By Bobby

                                                from Rocky Point, New York

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use

                                                  Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                                  My Luna Pro is not the Sleeping beauty anymore. It has awaikened with a kiss from this great adapter kit.Bravo. Thanks

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Exactly what I needed

                                                  By Kenny Johnson

                                                  from College Station TX

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday use

                                                    Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                                    Finally!! I get to use my old Gossen Luna Pro. Works as advertised and my meter tells the truth. If you need it, get it. It works.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Revived my old Luna Pro

                                                    By Msmoto

                                                    from Greensboro, NC

                                                    About Me Professional

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Everyday use

                                                      Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                                      Allowed me to use my Gossen Luna Pro from the 1960's with the now current batteries available.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Works perfectly with Luna Pro S

                                                      By Always learning

                                                      from Madison, WI.

                                                      About Me Professional

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Reliable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Every photo shoot

                                                        Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                                        I received the adapter kit in great time. I opened the battery compartment in the Luna Pro S, turned it on and it works perfectly. The adapter wasn't a "force" fit and it doesn't rattle around. My Gossen Luna Pro S is a classic, it's it superb condition and it is perfectly accurate. Now I can use common batteries to power it.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        WORKS AS ADVERTISED, LITTLE EXPENSIVE.

                                                        By Brent

                                                        from Reminderville, Ohio

                                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Use

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Everyday use

                                                          Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                                          I am very happy with the kit.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Save an obsolete meter

                                                          By Steve

                                                          from Delray Beach, Fl.

                                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Use

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Traveling

                                                            Comments about Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter:

                                                            Does exactly what is needed to keep using an excellent product that was unusable due to lack of batteries.
                                                            Prime use is for very long exposures that internal meters can't handle.

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