I tend to think that like much of Kodak advice, it is classic, which
means it is out of date even when it was published. The difficulty
cited would be encountered with an old fashioned wide angle meter. A
good spot meter either handheld or in an OM4T would solve the problem.
Long Beach, California, USA
On Feb 4, 2005, at 3:23 PM, Piers Hemy wrote:
> Joshua, I don't recommend a light meter at all if you have in mind
> cityscapes after dark. I dug out my trasured copy of "Adventures in
> Existing Light Photography" Kodak, 1969, and here is how they explain
> better than I would:
> "The large dark areas in many night scenes make it difficult to us an
> exposure meter from the camera position. You can either make a
> meter reading of the important areas in your picture, or use the
> recommended in the exposure table on page 40."
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