Why a handheld light meter if most cameras have a light meter built in? The light meter in your camera has many advantages, since it is looking directly through your lens.

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Furthermore, any filters you put on your camera will register directly on your in-camera light meter.

Since most cameras have a light meter already built in, why do most professional photographers use a separate light meter?

But if you have a Hasselblad camera, you probably cannot afford the built-in light meter. Same with large format, especially since most large format systems have no built-in meters anyway.

A hand held light meter will give you lots of freedom and you will probably learn more about how to handle light if you have one. I started out with a Gossen and eventually moved up to a Minolta. Most professionals who have this class of meter tend to have a Minolta.

My Minolta meter is an aged Flash Meter III, but it still works flawlessly after a dozen years of dedicated service worldwide. Neither rain nor snow nor desert heat have stopped it so far.

Any good photography course can help you learn how to use a light meter or just experiment and learn on your own.

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