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Gossen Adapter Kit/Battery Holder for Luna Pro Meter

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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 66 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (47)
    • Reliable (22)
    • Lightweight (18)
    • Durable (14)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (22)
      • Landscape photography (17)
      • Portraits (16)
      • Studio (11)
      • Travel (11)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (49)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (32), Semi-professional (18), Professional (6), Casual user (3)

      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[...]

      Reviewed by 66 customers

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      5.0

      New lease on "light" ...

      By Oom Thijs

      from South Africa

      Verified Buyer

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

      Resurrected 40 year old Gossen Lunasix 3 lightmeter with this tiny gadget. Works like in the early seventies ...

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      5.0

      Great

      By pjcd

      from Smithtown NY

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

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

        Put new life into my old Luna Pro, works great!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great battery solution for a great meter

        By LeBart

        from Renton, WA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

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

          As a nature and landscape photographer, I still regularly use the best tools from before the days of digital to help me nail that perfect shot. As many of you will know, the Gossen Luna Pro is a tool that is as relevant now as it was when first introduced.With the original mercury batteries no longer available I decided to try the other options out there. First I tried Wein Cell 1.35 volt batteries and they work well, but have such a short life once unsealed that you will need to carry plenty of spares. What seems like a low cost solution becomes expensive quite quickly.The initial cost of this adapter kit is far outweighed by the longer battery life (1 year) and the lower replacement battery costs once you have the kit installed.The kit which is supplied with batteries was easily installed, and has given me back the reliable Luna Pro I was used to. A meter, that when used wisely will help you nail the exposure in and incredible range of light conditions.Love it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Resurrect your Mercury cell Gossen meter

          By Steve

          from Baltimore, MD

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

          Works like a charm, but seems overpriced. In any case, at $, it allows my Luna pro to live on.

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          5.0

          Very good product but pricey

          By Jerry T

          from Horseshoe Bay,Tx

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

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

          This allows proper voltage in old Gossen light meters that used mercury cell batteries. I was using Wein Cell zinc air 625 batteries,however they last a short time and cannot be found locally. The kit is expensive but you can find silver oxide batteries locally. I tried the kit and it gave the correct voltage since the battery check on the meter was centered in the red check area.

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          5.0

          Very good product

          By Pauloutthere

          from Australia

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

          Lunasix 3 rescued and works perfectly.

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          5.0

          Fits perfect, works great

          By MidwestPrimitive

          from Rockford, IL

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

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

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

          I installed this in my Luna Pro S and it worked great. The voltage is reduced in the adapter to give accurate meter readings.

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          • No

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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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                          • No

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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

                              Verified Buyer

                              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

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      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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                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              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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