Quote Originally Posted by pdeeh View Post
I occasionally use a digital camera for "spot" metering when using film (as I don't own a spot meter) ...

I've read a few times (on APUG) that the metering of digital cameras and that of handheld meters is different and incompatible. The implication is that using a digital camera to meter for film will inevitably produce exposure errors. Presumably, therefore, using a handheld meter with a digital camera will inevitably also produce exposure errors?

Yet there are dozens of models of meter still being made and sold ... are they only being used with film ?

I've looked at a few user manuals for current handheld meters, and none of them have said that they cannot be used with digital cameras ...
I agree with you there. Another thing I have found is that, I have a Nikon Coolpix 5000 and its meter isn't very good. If I use my F5 on matrix and use the reading of the F5 and set it on the Coolpix I would have good exposure but if the F5 produces bad exposure on film.