With the contrast feature the first reading on the left hand side of the reading of dashes that are at half stop intervals at the bottom of the display is the the first one taken when you pressed the button to take the reading which makes it easy to take a Grey Card reading first before metering the rest of the scene it's very handy to see if the scene is within the film's ability to record it. I really like the Digipro it's one of the most pleasant to use, easy to read, accurate, and reliable meters at a reasonable price made today, and although I have other digital meters that have the ability to take spot readings as well this is the one I use the most.