Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
Not necessarily the case. I have successfully shot plenty of Provia (in 4x5 no less!) at mid day with nothing more than Sunny-16.
Move into deep woods with the same film and you'l find that meter pretty handy.
I haven't been claiming sunny-16 doesn't work, at mid-day and in other simple lighting conditions. I am claiming it's no substitute for a meter. The reason being, that if you are filling the whole scale of whichever film you are using there is no exposure latitude; any deviation and either the highlights or shadows are not what I want. I like to know what I have on the film before I process it (aka previsualisation), and my printing is done with an enlarger - no fauxtoshoppe - or contacts from 8x10.