Internal meter is accurate ... if you know its quirks.
I use the internal meter mostly. As pointed out above, the metering point is above the focusing box. On mine it's above and to the right of the top-right corner. On the 43mm lens it seems to be a little higher and further to the right than with the 80mm ... the distance is very tiny though.
I found it by looking through the viewfinder at a small light source and moving the viewfinder around until I got the highest reading on the meter. Knowing this I've gotten consistantly accurate results as long as I pick a good mid-tone. It's worked well for me with slide and print film. Hope that helps!
Assorted Minolta 35mm
(film and digital)
and more other cameras
than I'd care to mention
Last edited by Dante : 02-19-2013 at 10:37.
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