Well, I had no idea this would be the result of my query though I have been pleasantly enlightened! The Canon negs seem to be a bit overexposed when compared to the negatives made using the exposure indicated by the Gossen. Knowing there is a difference I can make the adjustments. I prefer a 'thicker' negative be it 35mm or otherwise. My goal is to eventually be able to make exposures without a meter, but for now, the meter is there to build the foundation in the brain. I strictly shoot B+W 400. Color is of no interest to me. I have messed with the Zone system as a way to learn about exposure and development and have found what works best for me so the real critical measurements are of no real concern. Expose for the highlights.
Many thanks.