Jay - I did see that Davis does discuss the use of spotmeters, and I also agree that a spot metering technique should be more accurate, as it is directly measureing the luminance range of the scene, and not estimating it as the incident system would.Quote:
Originally Posted by jdef
I was just curious about how the other half lives when they only have an incident meter when I posed the question.
I do highly recommend the Minolta Flashmeter VI because it can do both incident and reflected metering. And even flash! It can even compare an incident measurement with a spot reading and display the difference in stops. Really neat feature. I love it! (Sekonic also makes a similar meter.)
And since the Flashmeter VI reads in 0.1 stop increments, so you actually could measure SBRs to decimal places, like 7.9 - 4.5 + 5 = 8.4 SBR.
Not that you really need that sort of precision, but you could if you wanted to...