Minolta View Meter 9
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The View Meter 9 was launched in 1964. It is the first CdS light meter with a measuring angle of just 9 degrees. Thus it was the predecessor of Minolta's famous Spot-Meters which had a measuring angle of 1 degree. The nine degrees of the View Meter 9 were narrow enough that a viewfinder with round bright-frame was implemented parallel to the CdS cell's lens.
On one side the meter has a lever to switch from low to high EV-range. On the axis of the lever is the button to fire the meter. After releasing the button the meter's instrument pinpoints the actual EV of the measuring area.