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Details about  Sekonic Baby (L-IV) Light Meter collection, four B-I & B-II models - Very rare

Sekonic Baby (L-IV) Light Meter collection, four B-I & B-II models - Very rare

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Jan 25, 2014 21:47:15 EST
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US $27.00
Approximately C $29.67
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Sekonic B-I & B-II Babies

To put together a collection with all of the variants took years - one of the Baby series comes up 
on eBay maybe once or twice a year, worldwide, and never the rare models.

These are uncommon – especially outside of Japan. Two versions were made – the Baby Sekonic B-I, and the B-II.  The B-I came primarily in the translucent plastic rather than the bakelite of the B-2s.  It was installed (nearly whole) into the Yashicaflex S TLR camera, making the S the =first= Japanese camera with a built in meter (I believe it was 54.)

The Baby meters have always seemed to me, aesthetically speaking, to be not only a showcase of the company’s ability to miniaturize, but fashioned after the traditional netsuke 根付, small objects (often without any flat side for the object to rest on) worn on a cord attached the obi of a traditional kosode or kimono. Netsuke were considered to be objects of art, but with roots in utility; I cannot imagine a more apt design idea.

Most of the earliest Sekonic meters were strongly patterned on the DeJur Model 50 (L-1) and the Weston Masters, (Sekonic’s L-II and L-II-2) and (P-1, P-1-II, L-III, L-3a & L-5.) It wasn’t until the L-VI/L-6 that Sekonic had an original case design.  But the B-1 and B-II meters preceded most of those models, and had a unique and attractive design - the first Sekonic Originals.  As collectible Sekonic meters go, the Baby are prized and interesting. These remarkable little meters still respond to light, although due to their age and type I can make no guarantees of accuracy or fitness for any specific purpose. Cosmetics are excellent, but please use the photos as your sole guide to condition. 

These meters are the ones you see in the photos, and include nothing more nor less - the knife is not included (just used to angle them so that the faces can be easily read.) There is no internal dust, so any dust you see is on the outside. The three variants of the B-II include the rarest one, with the "Baby Sekonic" printed below the scale, the next with the name above the scale and a simple dial, and the last with the bright marked dial. Please examine photos carefully. The third image is of the B-1 Baby's display which is on top rather than in front! Bid early, bid often!

I will happily & promptly answer all questions not covered here
and by request added "Best Offer" to the listing because I could be 
persuaded to do a combination cash & trade for a few very select meters 
(e.g. cash plus an L-58, black Model 21, white Prinsen Kelvina, color Super Simson, original Bewi Piccolo, nice red Bertram Chronos, Duncan CC-37, et al)

Thank you and have a lovely week!

Do not be afraid to offer - I take no offence - but please do so through the listing.
Please do not pay until payment instructions are sent.  
I reserve the right to sell the item locally.  

Good luck and happy bidding!

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