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Got a Pentax spotmeter V ;

Larry E30

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Larry E30 Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 27th May 2009
Sun 16-Sep-12 05:30 AM | edited Mon 17-Sep-12 03:22 PM by Larry E30

Now this should be fun...I'm thinking of keeping it(got it for $80.00),(was hoping to sell for $175ish - but-they are going for less -guess I should check FIRST... !),
any words for me.(Oh, I got this one with cash/Crage's list)

A nice challange for me.

I think I already know how to measure for gray - med. grayish for mid/average exposure,if I measure white/bright - put that(ev)reading on plus 2+ stops(like if I want to measure the white and want it to come 'in range' white),or if shadow/dark is more important - I could measure black/darkest and minus 2+ stops.

I already have settings for this...
last gut attached a scale where selection arrow would be
...so - '5' is arrow(or mid.),'7+' is white(this is where I'd put my EV reading # ,say ev18...for white to be white),and '3-'would be if my darkest was important - to reproduce as recorded black(and not under exposure).

Now really - what do I know !?. I just got this thing - and never used one before.

So - any KIND/GENTLE words/advise would be welcome.
I think I can do this -but it is no reason for me to be pigheaded.

And I think it's fun to share with you guys ... someone else might be learning too !

Added Note ; I'm trying to get a grip on (light meter)and zone system.
Say white - it meters gray - then add 2 stops to it for proper exposure.
I spot on white ...then guesstimate zone 7 ...that's the same as adding 2 stops to gray Zone 5.Correct?
This (seems beter to me) - and more what it's all about.

Since I can only sell this for $40.00 over what I bought it for...I'm gonna keep it - and try to understand useing it.

Seems to me - in general for me - to meter important,brighter area(not white or highlights)...then place it at just below Zone 6(toward 5) = the kind of exposure I'm looking for...brights in...NOT WASHED OUT/OVER-EXPOSED.

Oh - I'm also trying to teach myself - by putting Zone system and Spotmetering ...pages/articals ...on my (fav.'s bar) to read and try to make sence of.... !.