I didn't take any offense, just trying to clarify interest and intent.
I appreciate your comments and feedback. It's things like this that make joining this forum so enjoyable and valuable. I would like to find an old spotmeter that shows c/ft2, or even a more recent one showing lux. Having those values provides a nice reference when discussing our photos or planning our next shoot.
Like I said previously, keeping the old ways alive is something I like. There seems to be a greater reward, not because they're difficult, but because you become involved. I've never tasted anything as good as my parents' homemade strawberry jam or pickles, and don't think I ever will, unless I make it with my daughter.