Pentax ME super metering question
I've put the first two rolls of film through one of my old Pentax cameras to check it out, ME Super. Both rolls were Arista Premium shot at 400 using the in-camera metering. A yellow #8 filter was used on and off through both rolls. Both rolls were developed in ID-11 (the first for 9 minutes at 72F which was room temp, the 2nd for 10 minutes at 68F), Ilfostop for 20-30 seconds, Ilford rapid fixer for 4 minutes (checked time to clear and doubled it), Ilford method rinse 5,10,20,30, 40, 50 inversions with filtered water, and a final rinse for 4 minutes in filtered water with one drop of LFS. I inverted for the first 10 seconds of each developing cycle, then 3 inversions every minute after that. Same with the stop and fixer.
Anyway, the negatives on both rolls look to me to be underexposed. Lots of clear, especially on dark scenes. Filter didn't seem to make any difference. Now that I look back at my notes most of the shots at f/16 and f/11 were getting auto shutter speeds of 1/500 and 1/1000 with the filter on. The ones without a filter were always the same or higher. I checked it against my Pentax MX and Luna Pro SBC (reflective) and for the same f-stop it was always a stop faster on the shutter speed. So the MX would read f/11 at 1/500 on a clear blue sky while the ME would be 1/1000 (both set to 400asa). With the asa moved to 200, then it matched the MX and Luna. I plan on sending it off for a CLA this fall, but in the meantime would it be worth trying the ME set at half the films box speed, then developing it at box speed? Just thinking of a way to use the camera meter.
FWIW, I've not had the Luna meter checked, but in reflective mode it matches both of my Nikon dslr's matrix metering dead on, and it matches the Pentax MX and a Canon AE-1's metering as well.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I like using the ME for walk around shooting.