The Gossen Digisix, a digital exposure meter for ambient light made in Germany by Gossen, is a vicious competitor for the 'tiny available light' segment of meters. Measuring is easy: The EV value is measured and indicated in the digital display and then transfered to the setting ring. All the useful shutter speed and f/stop combinations can be read at a glance.
The meter also sports some useful accessory features: a timer function for measuring from 0 seconds to 30 minutes, a watch (adjustabled for both 12 or 24 hour display) and an ambient temperature thermometer (which can be set for either Celsius or Fahrenheit). The lowlight sensitivity of the Digisix allows meaningful measurements in twilight and beyond, a new watershed for such a tiny unit.
Optional accessories, the Camera Adapter Clip(catalog #V069A) as well as the Bogen 3298, allow attachment of the DigiSix directly to the top of your camera's flash shoe.
|Measuring System||Incident or reflected|
|Measuring Modes||Ambient incident and reflected (app. 25° in reflected mode)|
|Receptor Head||Non-rotating, non-interchangeable - Light sensor is SBC photo diode|
|Aperture/Shutter Priority||Not applicable|
|Display Readout||Digital LCD display and setting ring|
|ISO Range||6 to 3200 in 1/3rd EV increments|
|f/Stop Display Range||f/1 to 32|
|Shutter Speed - Ambient||1/2000th second to 4 minutes|
|Shutter Speed - Flash||Not applicable|
|EV Range (ISO-100)||EV 0 to +18|
|Cine Speeds||Not applicable|
|Exposure Memory||Not applicable|
|Shadow/Highlight Calculation||Not applicable|
|Brightness Difference||Not applicable|
|Flash to Ambient Ratio||Not applicable|
|Multiple Flash||Not applicable|
|Exposure Calibration||Not applicable|
|Power Source||One CR2032 3-Volt lithium battery (included)|
|Dimensions||3.0 x 2.0 x 0.9" (75 x 50 x 23 mm) (WDH)|
|Weight||0.09 lb (40 g) [including battery]|
|Specialties||Timer, Watch and Temperature functions|