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exposure meter

noun, Photography
1.
an instrument for measuring the intensity of light in a certain place or upon a certain object, having an adjustable scale for determining the optimum relations of shutter speeds and stops at each intensity.
Also called light meter.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • The camera and exposure meter are on top of the microscope.
  • The control for the exposure meter is between the microscope and the automatic point-counter keyboard in the left background.
British Dictionary definitions for exposure meter

exposure meter

noun
1.
(photog) an instrument for measuring the intensity of light, usually by means of a photocell, so that the suitable camera settings of shutter speed and f-number (or lens aperture) can be determined Also called light meter
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Encyclopedia Article for exposure meter

photographic auxiliary device that measures the intensity of light and indicates proper exposure (i.e., the combination of aperture and shutter speed) for film of a specific sensitivity. Modern instruments are of two basic types: the self-generating, or photovoltaic, and the variable resistance, or photoconductive

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