Quote Originally Posted by Steve Roberts View Post
This past weekend at an antiques fair, two Pentax LX bodies, one 50mm f1.4 SMC-A, one 24-35mm SMC zoom and one 35 mm f2.0 SMC - 50 the lot.
All because, as the vendor said, "No-one uses film any more."
Steve
What a fantastic find!

Quote Originally Posted by Steve Roberts View Post
The info I found on the web is that that scenario can make 2 to 3 stops difference, but no-one seems to be able to explain how the metering copes with different shades of emulsion.
Steve
Excerpt below from Modern Photography magazine's May 1976 review of the OM2 - first camera implementation of OTF (off the film) metering, that provides a comprehensive answer to this.

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BTW, the LX's unassisted single metering range of EV -6.5 to EV 20 is unmatched by any camera past or present. Heck, I don't even know of an external meter that matches it. It also monitors the scene in realtime for changes in lighting and will vary exposure time - up or down, for as long as it takes or your battery is exhausted. There is no other camera that does this either - Pentax or any other brand.