What's the benefit of a separate light meter?

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What's the benefit of a separate light meter?
Oct 7, 2010

I've only been shooting 8 months with my D300s, and have been taking classes and shooting up a storm. I shoot mostly landscapes and street scenes. I usually use a custom white balance. Why do pro photographers use a light meter? I shoot manual, check my picture and adjust accordingly. What would a light meter add to that? Thanks for your input!
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