I’m not quite ready to pull the trigger on a full-blown spot meter.
The model I’m interested in, the Minolta Spot Meter F, has a price range of roughly $100-$300 US on eBay depending on condition, seller, and shipping.
I spotted (!) another option on eBay. It’s the Minolta Viewfinder II 10 Degree Spot attachment for their Minolta Auto Meter IV F. It just so happens that I have one of those little gems. The Auto Meter IV has been in my kit for many a year.
The attachment goes for around $50. I figured it’d be a good investment and learning tool. There were enough decent reviews in forums to convince me to give it a try and since the cost was reasonable, I went for it.
I’ll look into a Spot Meter F again next year, but for now I think this attachment will be useful.
I’ll be loading up the 4×5 film holders with Fomopan 100.
I’m looking forward to getting out with the Shen Hao.