An approach to metering for black & white film with the Mamiya 7II?

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  1. Tom Kershaw

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    I seem to recall Sandy King posted his process for metering black & white film with the internal camera meter at some point here on APUG, but can't find the reference. I'm aware the 7ii has a fixed size metering area but are there any particular characteristics of the meter I should be aware of considering my usual approach with other cameras is to use a Pentax Digital Spotmeter?

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    80 and below is almost spot, 150 is just average.

    I tend to use the spotmeter with it, but A/AEL works just fine.
     
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    Have you noticed any tendency for under or over exposure? The Bronica RF645 tended towards underexposure when presented with a high contrast scene.

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    no, mine always exposes well, you only have to have some care if you're not using AEL and there is something too bright or too dark over the RF patch.