Ok, so the Soligor Spot Meter came in today. It's actually a good bit bigger than I expected, and I hope I have enough room in my camera bag for it.
I've been playing around with it a little today by pointing it at stuff and seeing what the readings were. I'm not sure how the dials on the lens works yet, but I think I got it figured out.First, I decide what the film speed is and set the rear dial to that by lining it up with a dot. Then I take a reading off something, which gives me a numerical value in the viewfinder. I rotate the front dial until I line the number in the viewfinder up with the dot. When I do that, the aperture and shutter speed will be lined up on the dials. that reading should give me the proper exposure, assuming I want what I metered in zone 5, right? I know I'm probably wrong, but I want to make sure before I go shooting some film I guess I could test it out with my DSLR, but that would be too easy