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#1 David Bradley

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 04:26 PM

Hello All.

Work have an old minolta colour meter 2 gathering dust in the store so I thought I'd take a peek before asking the boss to write it off. I fired it up but every time I attempt to take a reading with it I get a reading of 400K and it just sits there flashing. I've looked around to see if anyone else has had this problem as I think it might be an indication of a specific problem. Has anyone here had much experience with these meters and if so have you encountered this problem. I'd love to get this vintage gadget running again.

Also just purchased a kenco KCM-3100 - anyone used one / how do you rate it?
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#2 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:00 PM

Hello All.

Work have an old minolta colour meter 2 gathering dust in the store so I thought I'd take a peek before asking the boss to write it off. I fired it up but every time I attempt to take a reading with it I get a reading of 400K and it just sits there flashing. I've looked around to see if anyone else has had this problem as I think it might be an indication of a specific problem. Has anyone here had much experience with these meters and if so have you encountered this problem. I'd love to get this vintage gadget running again.

Also just purchased a kenco KCM-3100 - anyone used one / how do you rate it?


I'm sending my Minolta II in to be calibrated; I'll ask about that and see if I can find anything out.
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#3 David Bradley

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:02 AM

Thanks Tim, much appreciated.
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#4 Remi Adefarasin

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:50 AM

I love the Minolta range & cried when they closed down. Fortunately Kenco bought their factory & I got a Kenco KCM-3100.

Very happy with it. Case is very slightly different to the Minolta but everything else is identical.

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#5 timHealy

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:06 AM

Whoa! I love when cinematographers with some chops participate.

best

Tim

PS I worked on In Good Company on the short NYC part of the shoot.

Edited by timHealy, 11 September 2008 - 08:07 AM.

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#6 Serge Teulon

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:23 AM

I love the Minolta range & cried when they closed down. Fortunately Kenco bought their factory & I got a Kenco KCM-3100.

Very happy with it. Case is very slightly different to the Minolta but everything else is identical.

Remi



Hello Remi,

Great to see that you are part of this fantastic forum.
A question outside of the heading of this post.....
I absolutely loved "Band of Brothers" and I'm eagerly awaiting for the Pacific series...if not legally held from discussing any info, could you please give an update on the Pacific.

Cheers
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#7 David Bradley

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:24 AM

Glad to know that the KCM is held in such high esteem. I was slightly worried about the build quality but it seems to be a carbon copy of the Minolta 3 - I loved the Minolta 2 so this should do nicely.

I got mine for £400 from http://www.robertwhite.co.uk/ (no I am not a sales rep but this is cheap and I thought I would pass it on.)

Remi, fantastic job on Elizabeth - it looked fantastic!

Dave
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