Gossen Sixtar

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The 1966 Gossen Sixtar (in US Super Pilot) exposure meter was a derivative of the Lunasix, apparently aimed at the advanced amateur. The Sixtar has a display with match needle instead of luminance scale, making it easier to use.

The 1977 Sixtar 2 (in US Super Pilot SBC) was a completely new meter, but with the same match needle measurement of the Sixtar.

Both meters will accept the same range of clip on accessories as the Lunasix.


The Sixtar measures continuously, there is no power switch. The match needle is aligned over the reading needle and then corresponding aperture and shutter speeds read from the scale.

For low light, the button is depressed to activate a reduced scale. In extreme low light, this button can be depressed further to lock the reading needle.


Sixtar Sixtar 2
Type Hand held exposure meter
Introduction 1966 1977
Sensor CdS (Cadmium Sulphide) SBC (Silicon Blue Cell)
Measurement Ambient reflected & incident
Sensitivity -6 to +24 LV
Display Moving needle + Match needle
Aperture f 1 to f 45
Film Speed 6 to 12,500 ISO / ASA
Time 1/2,000s to 2 hours 1/2,000s to 30 minutes
Power 2 x mercury cell
Dimensions 95 x 71 x 34mm
Weight 103g
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