Hi everyone, I shoot 6x7 medium format (using Pentax 67ii) and I'm thinking about getting a dedicated spotmeter, preferably a Pentax Digital. It costs however anywhere between 4 to 7 hundred. So I'm thinking, are there use cases that would render such a spotmeter absolutely indispensable? Or perhaps not necessarily indispensable but very convenient and therefore worth shelling out that amount of cash? One case that I have encountered so far is this: for composing and critical focusing a non-metering 100% view waist level chimney view finder is much more convenient, ergonomical and gives much better idea of what the final photograph will look like, as opposed to the TTL metering 90% view eye level viewfinder. For non critical focusing (large F number) shots just looking at (shaded somehow) focusing screen with both eyes is the best way to compose - the Pentax becomes a view camera! Now, in order to meter the exposure I have to use the metering finder, which necessitates an inconvenient change of viewfinders. Also in the above case as well as in general, using the Zone System would be much easier with the spotmeter. Of course I would still use metering finder for all the handheld, "action" shots when there's simply no time to use anything else but the integrated meter. I'm talking strictly about the "take all the time you need", tripod based work. Any other cases justifying the spotmeter? Some people claim that more advanced digital point & shoot cameras are better spotmeters (or just exposure meters in general), do you find it true? Jerry.