Quote Originally Posted by ME Super View Post
I went on a slide bender today to get some of the fall colors on film. I was shooting a slow film (Provia 100F) under overcast skies, under the canopy. The camera was giving me exposure times around a second at f/22 (going for the blur on the one waterfall that was flowing because it's been so dry here). Far from simple full sun. I relied on my camera's meter. I'll find out when I get the slides back from the lab whether it metered okay. Chances are, it did.
I'm not saying that light meters are infallible and their readings should be used without modification, I think their readings should be considered as a basis, in light of the photographers experience before making the exposure.