"Dudley Hanks" <> wrote in message news:xsJAj.75018$w57.21273@edtnps90... > > "Happy Traveler" <> wrote in message > news:... >>I have a Spotmatic SPII -- still in good working order. It's a classic, >>but in spite of the catchy name, it only measures some sort of >>center-weighted average. Don't believe that the Spotmatic, or even its >>early 1980's successors (like the ME Super that I also have) ever did any >>more than that. On the other hand, film is a lot more tolerant of >>overexposure than digital, so spot measuring for highlights was not as big >>a deal as it is now... >> >> >> "Dudley Hanks" <> wrote in message >> news:IQGAj.69831$FO1.22055@edtnps82... >>> >>> Well, sort of. If my memory isn't too fuzzy, I think that they "said" >>> they were going to make the first SLR with spot metering -- the >>> Spotmatic. Pentax made a pre-production model according to its claims, >>> but when it hit production the spot sensoring turned out to be a couple >>> of sensors that really only read an average of the light in the >>> viewfinder. I'm not sure if they later modified the spotmatic to >>> actually use spot metering, or whether one of the other giants got it >>> into production first. >> >> > > > Yes, that is a classic. > > I read something on the net a while back that Pentax wants to revive the > concept / name with a digital version. Have you heard anything about > that? > > Take Good Care of Your Classic, > Dudley Indeed, I have a box full that I still use.