Quote Originally Posted by TooManyShots View Post
I shot my first roll of medium format film last week and using my Canon 30d to meter the scene. It works and the shots were a bit overexposed.
Having metered with anything, at the right EI, I find it a bit tough to believe that your Reala was seriously overexposed.

Negative films can typically handle 2-4 stops of extra exposure without losing detail.

My guess is that the negatives are fine and the lab you used didn't try very hard.

Quote Originally Posted by TooManyShots View Post
Obviously, incident reading may not be accurate because the area I am standing is generally under shades.
Actually it is still very accurate, you simply need to understand that the meter is just giving you a reference point rather the camera setting.

All you need to do is decide how much different the two are. You simply apply zone system principles as you would with spot metering.