A photo-pen pal has written, "Thou shalt never use a Light Meter" as his 2nd commandment of his photoreligion. He continues, "A meter is the dumbest crutch on earth. On a Leica it's a disgrace, like training wheels on a racing bike. Those who use a meter are camera operators, those who don't are photographers." Bold statements, I know, but he is a masterful street photographer who has sent me quite a lot of his work (all fiber-based, mostly 8x10, some cut/cropped from 11x17 and sent as "post cards" through the mail). He's sparked in me a train of thought. Perhaps a better way to go with the M8 is to go so far as to remove the meter and have only a manual exposure mode. (That is tongue-in-cheek.) I wonder if I should set down the M6 and pick up a 4 for awhile and see if my photography becomes less bland. And ask him what his 1st Commandment is.