Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sukach View Post
Incident metering measures the light falling on the object, and that does not change no matter where the camera, or eye, is located.
I don't understand why people feel the need to harp on that point.
It's not what is being discussed,. Not what the question is about.

I'll tell you one more time: that "light falling on the object" has to travel from that object to your camera for you to be able to capture that object on film. The question is why there is no light loss due to that.
The answer is that there is.

Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sukach View Post
A face, for example, properly exposed at one meter, will remain properly exposed at two hundred meters, due to the fact that its image size decreases - proportionately.
Yes.
I have told you that a couple of times now...

Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sukach View Post
A star many light years away is just as bright, per unit area, as it is from a distance of one meter.
Is it?