I wanted to start a discussion about Sekonics new L-858D meter with the spot meter.
Has anyone used this and if so how do you like it. I have the Sekonic L-478D and love it but want to switch for the 858D.
My biggest curiosity is with spot meter. in the specs it says it has 1 degree spot meter. Sekonics older L-758 has 1 degree 5 degree and 10 degree capability.
Say I want my background at a certain level for this example I will say 2 stops under key. If I use the L 858D which gives me a 1 degree spot reading how small of an area is this measure? I know it is probably based on the distance from the subject I am trying to measure. my question with 1 degree is this a valid spot meter that can get me through most situations spot metering walls, green screens, windows etc.
Also curious of examples of when the 5 degree and 10 degree come in handy.