O.k. I'm finally getting a new light meter. Right now I am using a Sekonic reflected/incident and a very old Honeywell/Pentax spotmeter. As well as a cheapy $30.00 flash meter.

So I have my eye on one of these new "all-in-one" meters. The kind that do flash/ambi/reflect/spot/etc.

Maybe a Sekonic L-608. Although that is a lot to spend on one meter.

My questions are this -

1 - Should I go with an all-in-one or split the function up between two or three meters?

2 - Any brand recommendations?

3 - New or used? I can see a meter taking a ton of abuse (hanging by that string around somebodies neck is just ASKING for it).