As far as the zone system with 35mm, I choose where I want to be my middle gray and set the exposure to that.
For MF and LF, now that I have a meter with the zone system on the dial, I take a reading of what I want used as a particular zone, adjust the meter accordingly. For example if there is something that I want to be zone 4, I use the reading to set the meter to give me an exposure that will render that as zone 4.
Over the years I have studied, purchased and own the AA books and the Fred Picker book. Nothing like getting the 35mm exposures correct in the shooting stage and then standardizing on the film/developer combination. Keeps a guy sane.
He took the easy option as the huge view camera was smaller and lighter than a baby grand piano. ;)
Originally Posted by gainer