Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
Sure, it works great out on the lawn at 2:00pm.
Well of course, it's "Sunny 16". That's when I use it-when it's sunny. No need to meter when I know the the conditions. On a very bright inland SoCal spring or fall day I close down 1/3 or 1/4 stop. On a smoggy summer day I seldom add exposure, because I usually want it to look the way it really does- a little dimmer and yellowish. We hardly ever have those really smoggy days we used to have, though.

What do you do under difficult conditions? Meter.
I meter or rely on experience, depending on the details of the situation.