It has very poor low-light ability and is really only usable as an incident light meter. The reflected light attachment for it gives an extremely large angle of view. For the money, you can get a used Sekonic L-508, which gives you incident and spotmetering, a lot more low light sensitivity, flash metering if you ever want to do studio strobe work, and a lot more accuracy. The L-398 was made for studio work in the days before strobes.