The Spot Fs can do open aperture metering with the SMC Tak lenses. Also, they can work with an Alk 625 cell since the meter is a bridge circuit. I am unsure the earlier Spotties
Originally Posted by Dan Fromm
use that circuit. Nevertheless, I tend to use a Gossen or Minolta handheld meter most of the time.
I'm a comparative newcomer to photo, but I've run more than a bit of film through my Spotties for class work, school paper, and personal pics, and think the shutter failures were a matter of abuse. Were the cameras kicking about in a ditty bag?
For the counter, I've had the loan of an F3hp for a while from a friend who is unsure about shooting film again, and I'm just finding it a heavy awkward lump in my hands. This might have to do with only having my adaptall zooms and his 55/3.5 which don't suit my style that well, but the F3 didn't make my heart sing though I recognize it as a great camera, and I'll always be slightly envious of the butter smooth wind-on. The next few days, I'll be going through the same routine with an A-1 I've been given; I'm unsure the results will differ. I may just have a Spotmatic/RB67 shaped brain.
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