Light meters - Why bother?

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arbus123
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Light meters - Why bother?
Feb 16, 2010

I saw a photographer shooting a portrait with a 5D II and between exposures he would use a light meter.

Back in the film days a light meter would insure the best possible exposure. But today with digital cameras you have the histogram. I shoot manual mode and adjust the ISO, shutter speed and aperture til I get a histogram I like. Don't see much point in using light meters anymore.

Am I missing something?

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