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Originally Posted by Helinophoto
But, all seriousness aside...
Most color shooters just use incident meters. I use a spot meter, but when shooting color (positive), expose for the highlights using the Zone System and don't overly concern myself with the shadows. But shooting sunsets, though rare, is the one time when I prefer to use an incident meter for the entire scene, rather than a spot. You may also be able to incident meter light extremes near to you in order to "spot" extremes, as previously suggested.
Last weekend I took my LF out and forgot my meter at home. As I am also now learning to use my new digi P&S, I used its spot function to meter. Not as convenient as my Pentax, but after a few translations and calculations, I was able to successfully expose and consequently develop the monochrome sheets from the LF, using the ZS.
As far as monochrome is concerned, with a little forethought, spot metering and the ZS can be used reasonably with 120 film.
Last edited by ROL; 10-24-2011 at 12:25 PM. Click to view previous post history.