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View Poll Results: What kind of meter do you use with your LTM?
Spot Meter 46 16.20%
Incident/Reflected handheld 205 72.18%
incident/reflected camera mounted 41 14.44%
no meter - just guess 47 16.55%
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #81
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Both, depending on the shoot and what's in the bag. With the ltm cameras this past week, it was a Pentax digital spot meter. When it's a camera with a built-in meter like the MP, I'll also carry an incident meter. Today, in the snow, I'll use the incident meter and ignore the built-in meters. So which do I use? It depends on the need.
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I'll use any or all of the above, depending upon how I'm shooting and what I feel like carrying.

I don't own any clip-on meters, so I'd be carrying a hand-held reflective, incident or spot meter unless the camera I'm using has something built-in that I trust.

I'll sometimes compare results to a phone app. At other times I just guess.
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"Sunny 16" is perfect for B&W film.
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some history of this thread...it was started 8 years ago by someone who joined rff 8 years ago and only asked one question, this question here, ever...
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Originally Posted by giganova View Post
"Sunny 16" is perfect for B&W film.
Sure, if you're not too fussed about shadow detail. Likewise any other metering system except shadow metering (for negatives).


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Incident hand held for 90% of the cases. Spot when appropriate (indirect lighting, backlight, stained glass...), reflective only through the lens with a camera I know well.
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