I recently purchased a Minolta Spotmeter F, and am a little confused about how t o use it properly. I don't know whether the manual is poorly written or whether I'm reading it poorly. I would appreciate any assistance any other Spotmeter F users can provide. Specifically, I don't understand how the Highlight and Shad ow buttons function. Do you use them to measure highlights and shadows, respect ively, to determine the exposure for the highlights and shadows, or to determine the exposure for the overall scene based on those readings?
Second, is there any way to set the f-stop first to then determine the proper sh utter speed? This is no big deal; the flexibility would be convenient, however.
Finally, might there be a web site that reads easier than the meter's instructio n manual?
Thanks for any contributions. Sorry to be so wordy.