Minolta Exposure Meters

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This is supposed to be a tech data sheet of all Minolta exposure meters. My goal is to list all meters, including older versions.

Meters are color-coded as follows:

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Discontinued meter

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Minolta, Konica Minolta

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Data for announced products should be considered preliminary. Exact data often isn't known until after the actual release. You should not rely on data for announced products to be correct.

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Last update: April 29th, 2014

Exposure meters

  Image Name Release year Metering range [EV] @ 100 Aperture range (stops) Exposure time range (stops) Exposure time range w/ flash (stops) ISO range (stops) Repeatability [EV] Memory places Standard accessories Optional accessories Batteries Features Weight [g] Comments Reviews & links

Minolta Flash Meter Ⅵ 2002 -2.0 – 19.9; spot: 2.0 – 24.5 1.0 – 128 (1/10); spot: 2.0 – 128 (1/10) 30 min. – 1/16000 s (1/1, 1/2, 1/3) 30 min. – 1/1000 s (1/1, 1/2, 1/3) 3–8000 (1/3) 0.1 10 spherical diffuser, strap, case Flat Diffuser, Sync Cord Ⅲ 1× AA analyze function, 1° spot meter, latitude display function, S/A/H calculation 170 now sold as Kenko KFM-2100

Minolta Flash Meter Ⅴ 1995 -2.0 – 19.9 0.7 – 90 (1/10) 30 min. – 1/16000 s (1/1, 1/2) 30 min. – 1/1000 s (1/1, 1/2) 3–8000 (1/3) 0.1 8 spherical diffuser, flat diffuser, strap, case, battery 4× and 8× Spherical Diffusers, 40° reflected-light attachment, Viewfinder 5°, Viewfinder 10° Ⅱ, Mini Receptor, Booster Ⅱ 1× AA analyze function, data adjustment, tripod socket 165

Minolta Flash Meter Ⅳ 1988 -2.0 – 19.5 0.7 – 90 (1/10) 30 min. – 1/8000 s (1/1) 30 min. – 1/8000 s (1/1) 8–6400 (1/3) 0.1 2 spherical diffuser, reflected-light attachment (T-2) Flat Diffuser, 4× and 8× Spherical Diffusers, Viewfinder 5°, Viewfinder 10° II, Mini Receptor, Booster Ⅱ, Sync Cord Ⅱ 1× AA, 1× LR44 analyze function, tripod socket, DR-1000 compatible 200

Minolta Auto Meter Ⅴ F 2002 -2.0 – 19.9 1.0 – 128.0 (1/10) 30 min. – 1/8000 s (1/1, 1/2, 1/3) 1 s – 1/1000 s (1/1, 1/2, 1/3) 3–8000 (1/3) 0.1 2 spherical diffuser, strap, case Flat Diffuser, Viewfinder 5°, Reflected-Light Attachment Ⅱ, Mini Receptor, Sync Cord Ⅲ 1× AA Difference metering, Analyze function, Exposure calculation function (S/A/H), Monitor function, and Indication correcting function (-10 to +10, 0.1 stop) 125 now sold as Kenko KFM-1100

Minolta Auto Meter Ⅳ F 1992 -2.0 – 19.9 1.0 – 90 (?) 30 min. – 1/8000 s (1/2) 1 s – 1/500 s (1/2) 3–8000 (1/3) ? 2 spherical diffuser, strap, case Flat Diffuser, 4× and 8× Spherical Diffusers, Viewfinder 5°, Viewfinder 10°, Reflected-Light Attachment, Mini Receptor, Booster Ⅱ 1× AA averaging, data adjustment 125
  Image Name Release year Metering range [EV] @ 100 Aperture range (stops) Exposure time range (stops) Exposure time range w/ flash (stops) ISO range (stops) Repeatability [EV] Memory places Standard accessories Optional accessories Batteries Features Weight [g] Comments Reviews & links

Minolta Auto Meter Ⅲ 1981 -2.4 – 19.1 0.7 – 64 (1/10) 30 min. – 1/2000 s (1/1) 12–6400 (1/3) 0.1 2 spherical diffuser, strap, case, key guard Flat Diffuser, 4× and 8× Spherical Diffusers, 40° reflected-light attachment, Viewfinder 10°, Mini Receptor, Minolta Booster Ⅱ, Spot Mask Ⅱ 1× 4LR44, 1× 4SR44, 1× 2CR-1/3N metering lock 150

Minolta Auto Meter Ⅲ F 1981 -2.4 – 19.1 0.7 – 64 (1/10) 30 min. – 1/2000 s (1/1) 1/60 s – 1/250 s 12–6400 (1/3) 0.1 2 spherical diffuser, strap, case, key guard Flat Diffuser, 4× and 8× Spherical Diffusers, 40° reflected-light attachment, Viewfinder 10°, Mini Receptor, Minolta Booster Ⅱ, Spot Mask Ⅱ 1× 4LR44, 1× 4SR44, 1× 2CR-1/3N metering lock 170

Minolta Spot Meter F 1981 1.0 – 22.5 0.7 – 90.0 (1/10) 30 min. – 1/8000 s (1/1) 1 s – 1/1000 s (1/1) 12–6400 (1/3) 0.1 2 lens cap, case, strap Sync Cord Ⅲ, close-up lens 1× AA difference metering, exposure calculation function (S/A/H), tripod socket 240 1° spot meter

Color meters

  Image Name Release year Metering range [EV] @ 100 Exposure time range w/ flash (stops) Film type settings LB index range [mireds] CC index range LB filter number Color temp. range [K] LB repeatability [mireds] CC repeatability [digits] Memory places Standard accessories Optional accessories Batteries Features Weight [g] Comments Reviews & links

Minolta Color Meter Ⅲ F 1995 3.0 – 16.3 1 s – 1/500 s (1/1) Daylight 5500K, Tungsten 3400K, Tungsten 3200K -500 – 500 200G–200M 80A+80D - 85B+81EF 1600–40000 2 2 9 case, strap 2× AA 200 now sold as Kenko KCM-3100

Minolta Color Meter Ⅱ 1980 2.0 – ? Daylight 5500K, Tungsten 3400K, Tungsten 3200K -762 – 999 99G–99M ? 1600–40000 2 1 case, strap Adapter Cords MA-1, MA-2 1× 9V tripod socket 230