Hi all, This is my first post on these message boards, though I have found it most useful in answering many questions. One question that has been asked before, but has not quite garnered the responses I need (or that I can see at least, this is a very vast archive...) is the use of Colour Temperature Meters in digital photography. So here are my questions: Firstly; several articles/snippets that I have been able to locate online in regeards to this topic have said not only does a colour temperature meter work, but is also suggested as a means of getting true data for digital photography. I have read that one must use the meter to measure the degrees Kelvin of a light source and then dial that number in on their DSLR. How is this done though? Do you not have to firstly enter the type of /film/ used (Tungsten/Daylight etc.) for a point of reference to which the meter will base it's results upon? Or does this only apply to the filter compensation aspect, and infact (for example the Minolta colour meter II) measures purely and seperatly the colour temperature without the need to enter any film type? With that said; does the data from the meter differ under the same light source when each respective film type is chosen? If one does have to enter a film type to garner the correct responce in degress Kelvin; what film type should be chosen for digital and how is that choice made? What I am basically asking for, in a "newbie" kind-of-way, is a simple step by step guide to using a colour meter with a DSLR. Also, I am mainly interested in the Minolta Colour Meter II. Can anyone shed some light in regeards to the Flash receptor unit and how that compares to the Minolta IIIF's flash capabilities? I have read opposing thoughts. It would be nice if it were as simple as metering, reading the data displayed in degrees Kelvin, and entering that manually into the camera for ambient/flash and both. Things are never that simple sadly. Thanks for your time, and I look forward to any responses! Chris P.S. - Sorry if this is in the wrong forum/catagory. If it is I would appreciate it if a moderator could move it as they see fit. Thanks!