Metering, as in automatic exposure. Hasn't got a thing to do with focus (But according to my information theres no "gaps", as you're not forced to select only those four points, it can be focused inbetween them)
Nice writeup - do you have any images you made with it posted anywhere? I'd like to see the pudding that is the proverbial proof.
Thanks! I'll be adding some shots to my blog. I need to take some time to scan them reasonably well (the lab won't scan 6x12 for me.) I will also put up some shots with the Russian lenses when they arrive.
Just got mine today, haven't even loaded a roll yet, but had a couple of questions for you guys.
I can see how the spools would allow the roll to run loose in back, read something about putting some tension on the film spool so it hold a bit tighter. Wondering if you had to/should do that to both the film spool and take-up spools? And any recommendations on how? Seems like it would be easy enough to just wedge a bit of card-stock in.
I did manage to get on the tail-end of an e-bay auction for the Russian glass lenses, and won the 114mm lens. It's coming over the pond from EU, so it will probably be a while till I see it. I'll run a roll of color through the stock 90mm lens, and another when I get the glass 114mm, and post samples.
BTW, first post here. Found APUG when I was looking for info on the Belair.
Forgot one thing. Also read about the shiny black plastic on the 6x6 and 6x9 masks causing reflections/bleed on pictures. Since I'm in a modding mood, I'm soliciting opinion on "roughing up" the fronts of the masks, give it a once over with some sandpaper and see if I can make it more of a matte finish.