Quote Originally Posted by elekm View Post
Most consumer cameras from that era that weren't spot metering used a center-weighted averaging meter pattern that took up roughly two thirds of the screen with the emphasis on the center of the screen first and, to a lesser degree, the bottom of the screen.
Minolta SRT's used their CLC system that biased the reading toward the bottom, reducing the tendency to underexpose.

CLC=contrast light compensating.