The Miranda Cadius is a separate hand held meter, made in two versions.
|CADIUS I Meter||JPG images of Cadius II Instruction Booklet|
Note the white operating switch on the right hand side, which has a three position operation.
Pushing the switch to the first
measures light, using the high or low scale according to where the dial is set. The second
detent position provides for zero adjustment; and the final detent position is a battery check. This
mechanism is apparently very similar to that found on the Gossen Sixtomat. Turning the
exposure dial automatically brings in the appropriate sensitivity range.
CADIUS II Meter
A lightly upgraded model to the first Cadius, the most important change was the addition of a 15 degree field of view adaptor. It clipped in front of the meter cell as shown, and the reflex viewfinder shows four little corners to delineate the reduced field of view. While not a true spot meter, this makes the Cadius II a most useful general purpose meter - I still use mine for slower work with non-metered 6x6 cameras.
|The 15 degree viewfinder clips in front of the measuring cell, and does not need exposure compensation. Corners for the reduced field of view can be clearly seen in the illustration at right.|
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