I am considering getting a Metrolux II timer and have a question about the optional probe. I have been to the website where there is a set of instructions for the timer only. Could someone who is using this timer and probe shed some light on how useful they find it? Can you take a density reading on the easel and get useful information? How long will the display hold the reading (I ask because I have used a R H Designs meter where the density reading is flashed for only a few seconds). Would also appreciate any other comments on the Metrolux as a tool that a user could share. Thanks.