Quote Originally Posted by Joe Lipka
Digital camera light meters do not meter the same way that a dedicated light meter does because digital sensors respond differently to light than film. And aren't we all glad for that.

Get a second hand light meter. It will serve your photography better and longer than a digital camera.
Neither type of meter responds to light in the same way as film does. That doesn't mean you can't work with a digital camera as a light meter- it just means you need to be aware of its limitations (just as you do with a conventional meter).

If Dan already has a digital camera and is using it successfully as a light meter, he should continue to do so. Why should he spend more on a meter when he's already got one that is doing the job for him? When his digicam finally dies, he might consider getting a conventional meter (but then again, he might just get another digicam ....)