Thank you for your reply, exactly what I was looking for.. seems that is my most suitable solution. Just curious, had yours drifted much? Are you happy with the meter? I decided to buy the Zone VI version seeing no real downside and priced near what an unmodified version would cost. Had wanted for years, delighted to have finally found one.
all best to you-
To you and whom it may concern:
The zone vi meter does have an advantage in some circumstances. It is set to the curve for tri-x or general black and white films. I notice that my
exposures were much more consistant with the mod meter. I use a sensitometer to test exposure and development time for the zone system.
I will also say that due to the modification of my meter, it is not consistant when shooting color transparency material. I use an unmodified for color if I shoot that film. As noted above the B&W curve setting seems to be somewhat divergent from the color curve.
In B&W verses my students meters, I note I tend to get more exposure in the shadows than they do with the unmodified meters.
I have had mine for 20 years + and have hauled it from Canada to Antartica with never a glitch, even after a couple of drops.
So you have, for B&W or color negative, a great meter. Take great care of it.