HydroFlex has created a line of waterproof housings for the Minolta 1º Spot Meter, the Minolta Auto IV Incident Meter, and the Spectra Pro IV Incident Meter. Crafted from aluminum and plexiglass, they were primarily designed for use underwater, but because of their small size they are also ideal for use in rain, splashing situations or other harsh environments such as desert work or in the snow as Dean Semler, ASC did shooting “Detox” in Vancouver.
HydroFlex designed the most form-fitting shapes possible, contoured to fit comfortably in the hand. The meters fit in the housings without any special modification or set-up, and quick-release latches allow easy installation or removal without tools.
The housings for the Minolta Auto IV & Spectra Pro IV meters incorporate custom acrylic domes precisely fitted to the domes of the meters in order to assure accuracy of readings. The meter housings’ lists of owners and motion picture and television credits speak for themselves. These meter housings are easy to use and ensure an accurate reading while protecting your meter. The Spectra Pro IV Housing has 6 push buttons to actuate all controls. You can easily change all the meter settings underwater and even operate the LCD display backlight.
The Ikelite DM4200 is a Digital Exposure Meter that provides the user with either incident or reflected light readings. This is a compact amphibious design for use above water or down to 200 feet underwater. A water contact light sphere is provided for incident readings and a direct reading sensor on the opposite side gives about ten degrees of coverage in the reflective mode. The meter automatically shuts down after about five minutes if not in use, or can be locked on for continuous operation. A memory feature retains all settings (ISO film speed, exposure compensation, etc.) when the meter is turned off or the battery is changed.