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Need Gossen Luna-Star (aka Variosix) F manual (copy or borrow?)

Thomas Hundt , Aug 26, 2000; 08:52 p.m.

Hi, I just bought a Luna-Star F meter and, although I've figured out rudimentary operations already, I'd like to take a read-through of the manual as there seems to be a lot of functionality in this device. Would someone be kind enough to mail me a copy or lend me theirs for a few days (the latter esp. if people have compunctions about photocopying the manual -- it's probably copyrighted, but also obsolete -- current model seems to be the F2 version). Yes, of course I'll reimburse photocopy/postage costs.

I found specs on both http://www.bogenphoto.com (US distributor) and http://www.gossen-photo.de/ (manufacturer). No downloadable documentation, though. (No pricelist nor ordering info, either.) I did, however, learn that the meter apparently goes by the name "Variosix" in Europe. If someone knows of a website where the documentation may be found, please let me know.

(Yes, I could buy one -- they cost upwards of $10-15 from third parties. This seems ridiculous when the meter itself cost $80.)

It looks like a fantastic product and I'm excited to start using it.

Thanks

-Tom Hundt

p.s. I'm in San Francisco, in case someone local has one.

Responses

Chris Ober , Aug 27, 2000; 12:46 a.m.

Call the number listed at www.bogenphoto.com and they will sell you one for $2.

John Sonewald , Aug 27, 2000; 10:34 a.m.

I sent a request via customer service at their website and got a copy of the Luna-PRO manual at no charge.

John Sonewald

Jeff Drew , Aug 27, 2000; 03:45 p.m.

Ditto on Bogen Service! A-1! I emailed request and had a manual via pdf format within 48 hours! It included a "how-to" section!

Thomas Hundt , Aug 27, 2000; 04:49 p.m.

I've put in a request with Bogen... (Great tip, thanks everyone!)

Thomas Hundt , Aug 28, 2000; 01:43 p.m.

More followup from e-mails back and forth with Bogen:

  • They are redesigning their website. Possibly, manuals in PDF format will be available on it in the future.
  • They are sending me a manual (once they get my check for $2).
  • They would perhaps have sent me a PDF via e-mail, if mine had been an older meter for which they didn't have paper manuals left.

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