About a zillion other useful things linked from there, too.
In essence, you set the camera to multi-meter, and then spot meter a few different places by pressing AEL. The camera averages these points and determines an exposure.
Point the autofocus target at the shadows, press AEL. Point it at the highlights, press AEL. Do as many of these as you want (up to 8). The camera will come up with an average setting for all these spots. It's sort of like being hand-held while zone metering.
Yesterday, I went to Juanita Bay Park to shoot some pictures. Like, for instance:
I found this lens at a thrift store for $15.
It's an Adaptall-2 lens, which means that if you have the proper adapter, you can use it with just about any SLR mount out there. This specimen came with what looks like an M42 adaptor, marked 'For Fujica.' The mount-end cap is also marked 'For Fujica.' Maybe it's for Fujica? :-)
Picked up the new Jon Hassell CD today... 'Maarifa Street.'
'Maarifa' is Arabic for 'wisdom,' and the title was inspired by a war report from Iraq.