STRAD: That's a good general rule of thumb... although darkroom and PS can hide many exposure mistakes. Me... I have nothing in the gallery. I'm just now getting back into serious (fun) photography after twenty-five years of family and financial duties. Even though I haven't shot LF in a quarter century I'll bet I can read and understand a meter (reflective, spot, or incident) better than most. This isn't a defensive posture... just a reply to your generalization. At the risk of alienating some people... many replies (not in this thread necessarily) I see are from folks who couldn't tell a meter from their pete* and probably have difficulties know precisely what to do with either.