Setting shutter speed on light meter when using flash

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Kirth Gersen Forum Member • Posts: 64
Setting shutter speed on light meter when using flash

I got an old Sekonic L308B Flash Meter off ebay.  I didn't do my homework and now find you can only set the shutter speed in full stops (you can set the L308S to 3rd stops).  Not a big issue as I tend to work in full stops anyway.

However, when using flash, my Canon 6D has a sync speed of 180th sec, and I can only set the meter to either 125th or 250th - not inbetween.

But is this really an issue?  As I understand it, when using speedlites the shutter does not affect the output of light.  So does that mean I can set the shutter speed on the light meter to whatever I like?  Or should I set it as close to the target shutter speed as possible, or should I get a better light meter?

Hope this question makes sense.

Thanks

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