Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
The EOS3 and 1V also implemented multi spot metering of up to 8 points. Personally, I got to know my film's latitude and I only needed one spot to meter.

The system on both is simplified because it does not point out highlight and shadow with averages: it is doing the numerical comparison computationally then displaying the results. The midpoint could be anywhere, so too, those points in highlights and shadows. With a manual spot meter you have full control over what is being metered, how and when and where to average readings (if at all).