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.
Voigtlander VC Speed Meter II Overview
Voigtlander VC Speed Meter II Specs
|Measuring Modes||Aperture Priority|
|Aperture Range||f/1.4 to 22|
|EV Range||1 to 20 EV|
|Shutter Speed Range||1/2000 to 1 Second|
|Receptor Element||Silicon Photodiode|
|Memory Card Slots||None|
|Tripod Mounting Thread||None|
|Battery||2 x LR44/SR44|
|Dimensions||1.7 x 1.5 x 0.7" / 42.5 x 37 x 19.5 mm|
|Weight||1.5 oz / 42.0 g|
|Package Weight||0.205 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||4.1 x 3.2 x 2.5"|
Voigtlander VC Speed Meter II Reviews
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
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
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
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
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
Small profile and lightweight. The silver matches my Leica perfectly. Easy to use and accurate.
Great little meter
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
Sits on top of my Leica M4. Looks perfect. The silver matches wonderfully.
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