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Photo Equipment & Accessories > Exposure Meters > KIV-2 Photo Extinction Meter
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KIV-2 Photo Extinction Meter


The KIV-2 is an extinction-type exposure meter. It was manufactured by Kulttovarov of Moscow, probably in the 1950s. On the front of the meter, behind glass, there is a scale of exposure times from 1/500 to 120 seconds. On the back are three scales and a small viewing aperture. The outermost scale is the film speed index marked from 11 to 360 GOST. The innermost scale is the aperture setting which ranges from f/1.4 to f/32. Between these two is a scale of exposure times from 1/1000 to 4 minutes. The small viewing aperture has a graduated neutral density filter behind it, so that by rotating the outer ring, the density can be adjusted to match the subject matter, thus allowing the exposure to be calculated.

David Tomlinson.
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Created by RCCCUK on 7/31/2009 9:33:11 AM   |   Last Edited by RCCCUK on 7/31/2009 10:05:34 AM   Revision History  
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