Hi Digi...Originally Posted by digiconvert
I use both reflective and incident.
I generally use reflective readings when doing B&W landscapes or similar work and always when metering using the Zone System. For this I use a Pentax V with a 1 degree spot, metering for the shadows and closing down two stops I never have a problem (well only very occassionally).
With portraiture, studio and still life (studio again) I would use incident light and for this I have a Sekonic L508, again I dont experience any problems with exposure.
Both meters read in Exposure Values (EV's) which are so easy to determine contrast ranges in a scene.
With colour landscapes I use both but the important thing about using an incident meter you have to be in the same light as the object you are metering, so again spot metering is ideal for this. If I use spot for colour trannies I tend to bracket as well because I'm hopeless at determining a middle grey in a colour landscape scene, this does generally work, but also get a good few failures.
I hope this helps.