Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
Perhaps I should thank Canon... the Nikon 1980's era Nikons I used (FE & F3 - still in use, and a couple of Nikkormat FT3's that wore out due to extensive use in underground mines) had the meter in the body and I've always been happy with Nikon metering. I never imagined that Canon may have been the brain-child.
The Nikkormat's meter is in the prism Brian, Canon F1N's didn't come out until 1981, so Nikkormats and Nikon F2's and F3's are earlier designs so can't have been the brain child, I just think that Nikon had a different philosophy with their pro F series, in that if the meter failed you could have a backup one, or use a handheld one.