Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
I'll second Ben's recommendation of the SBC, no battery worries, very versatile. Some people don't like the way the scale works, (you center the needle, then the dial shows the exposure). But I find it very fast to use, and comparative readings very easy.
The beauty of the null reading dial I find in actual use is it is calibrated in actual stops, and is very easy to see at a glance what the subjects contrast range is by watching the swing of the needle, also to adjust exposure by giving a stop more or less etc.
I bought mine new about twenty years ago and they were very expensive, you can buy them for silly prices nowadays that bear no relation to their value as a lightmeter.