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    thanks eric,

    its all about not being oblivious, and paying attention ---
    too many of us are oblivious and don't pay attention ...
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    Huh? Whah?? Did someone say something about metering? I dunno cuz I'm oblivious...

    SPOT METER... and know how to use it!!

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    I'm not one for "weaning" myself off my light meter, I see no value in that; someone said, estimating with greater accuracy, I belive that. But I do believe in being ready when I may not have it or the batteries die, like the author is suggesting. I think it's great stuff, very practical.

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    I'll definitely agree with what CPorter wrote but I'll add... ALWAYS bring an extra battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    I'll definitely agree with what CPorter wrote but I'll add... ALWAYS bring an extra battery.
    I have an extra meter for road trips (Pentax Digital Spot in the LF pack and a Pentax V Spot meter in the car). And a Gossen SBC in my MF bag -- nice for the low light situations. And an extra battery or two..
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Explanation about incident metering in BTZS book is invaluable.
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
    Rolleicord Va: Humble.
    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    Huh? Whah?? Did someone say something about metering? I dunno cuz I'm oblivious...

    SPOT METER... and know how to use it!!
    O-n-F
    glad you know how to use a spot meter ...
    but the majority of people have no idea how to use a light meter ( spot or the other kind )
    or if they don't have a meter for whatever reason how to translate the light they see with their eyes
    and their experience in similar situations ...
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    I carry the extra battery for my meters in my eyes.

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    Maybe someone needs to start a "How To" thread for scene interpretation and final print visualization then explain the use of a spot meter to transpose said interpretation/visualization to film exposure and development. The ZS need not be explained... just provide "ballpark starting figures" which the reader can tweak as he/she experiments.

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    Reading Adams is plenty good for that. Then it comes down to practice, learning to think through the end-to-end process in the field (film exposure to final print, as opposed to just blindly using zone system formulas to make a negative).

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