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Voigtlander VC Speed Meter II (Silver)

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Voigtlander VC Speed Meter II (Silver)
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Voigtlander VC Speed Meter II Overview

The silver Voigtlander VC Meter II is a small, lightweight accessory meter that serves well for people who use older Leicas and similar rangefinder cameras.

The meter conveniently slips into the camera's shoe while readings are taken
Three dials - one for ISO, one for aperture and one for shutter speed allow settings to be made
A series of LEDs illuminate to tell the user when correct measurement has been achieved
Available in silver or black

Voigtlander VC Speed Meter II Specs

Meter TypeAmbient
Metering
Measuring ModesAperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Aperture Rangef/1.4 to 22
EV Range1 to 20 EV
Shutter Speed Range1/2000 to 1 Second
Exposure MemoryNo
Physical
Receptor ElementSilicon Photodiode
Memory Card SlotsNone
Tripod Mounting ThreadNone
General
Battery2 x LR44/SR44
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Dimensions1.7 x 1.5 x 0.7" / 42.5 x 37 x 19.5 mm
Weight1.5 oz / 42.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.205 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.1 x 3.2 x 2.5"

Voigtlander VC Speed Meter II Reviews

Perfect

By Marie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

This is the perfect tiny meter for me. It's mounted on the shoe of a Leica iiif and looks as good as it works. It couldn't be simpler.

Fast and easy to use

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-21

I really like this meter. It reacts instantly to the button press, even in cold weather, and adjusting it is pretty intuitive (pull bottom edge of the dial towards the arrow). If I had one complaint, the dial is sometimes a bit easy to bump by accident, especially when wearing gloves, but otherwise it's built solidly and is a high quality meter. Measured with a gray card against my Sekonic spot meter, it seems to be pretty accurate, too.

Voigtlander VC Speed Meter II

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-02

Being a vintage film camera user, I've found this nice little Voigtlander VC meter to be the perfect purchase for me. Many of my old cameras do not have a built-in light meter so the use of a hand-held meter was necessary, or, the use of a light meter app on my smartphone. This little meter solves that problem and sits nicely right on top of the camera for convenient use. I've shot 3 rolls of B&W film and several 4x5 sheets using the readings from this meter and they have been spot on. I've checked the meter readings against my digital Olympus camera and they coincide exactly. This meter is one of the best purchases I've made in a long time. I should note that while it fits the cold shoe on most of my cameras, it does not fit my Zorki C rangefinder or my TLR cameras with a knob located under the cold shoe. In those cases it easily can be carried in a pocket. I've included a photo of the VC meter attached to my Mamiya 6 Automat.

Perfect for my Leica M3

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

Picked this up for my Leica M3. I do my best to use the Sunny 16 Rule but like having the meter to double check on occasion. This meter also looks great and fits with the vintage look of the older Leica. The only negative is the iso dial can get bumped easily. So make sure to check that you have the iso correct every now and then.

Doesn't stay mounted

By Cindy
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-29

I chose this over a handheld meter with the idea that it would stay put in the hotshoe. However, it is too small for the hotshoe of every camera I've tried (Praktica, Yashica 635). It does not click in securely the way a flash does, because it lacks springs or click tabs. I had to add shims made of masking tape, and the VC meter still slipped out, so eventually I used foam tape. A clunky solution for an item that should fit better by default. I also wish the apertures clicked.

Small and accurate

By luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-16

Small profile and lightweight. The silver matches my Leica perfectly. Easy to use and accurate.

Great little meter

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-12

Works well. I took the little raised nub off the aperture dial because it constantly gets caught taking the camera or meter in and out of the camera bag, causing the ISO to get knocked out of position. Now, without the nub, the ISO dial stays where I set it.

Awesome little light meter

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

Sits on top of my Leica M4. Looks perfect. The silver matches wonderfully.

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Date published: 2022-12-08

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Asked by: Paul
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Date published: 2022-07-28

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It was not designed for those cameras and we cannot test it with those models. If your camera has a cold shoe or hot shoe it with attach to your camera. It can also be used hand held in case the meter interferes with the function of your camera.
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Date published: 2021-10-27

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Asked by: Peter
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Date published: 2021-09-09

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Date published: 2023-01-24

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Date published: 2021-04-23
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