Quote Originally Posted by Sean
usually just pointing my camera meter at something to get an avg exposure then going from there and bracketing a few frames. Worked ok, but now I am using polaroid negs which are expensive so need every shot to count, so far so good..
Hmm... I usually use a 1/3 spotmeter, although when the light is changing fast (or I'm just lazy) I'll use my Nikon N80 as a meter. I works because I shoot almost exclusively Velvia F100 in either camera. If you have access to it, try Jack Dykinga's "Large Format Nature Photography". It has an excellent chapter on LF metering.

I wonder how many other LF shooters use a 35mm as a light meter?