Metering was outside the scope of what I was trying to get across in the article.
Proper metering is very important and as you have pointed out spot metering is an excellent tool to help match the scene to the film.
Originally Posted by L Gebhardt
How are you metering? From what you are describing it seems you are using some sort of averaging meter or incidence meter. If you can, try a spot meter like a Pentax with the little mechanical calculator. It may give you insight into the placing of scene brightnesses onto the film. In theory the Matrix metering in the newer Nikons does this for you, but if I have time I like to meter by hand with the spot meter.
Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR
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