Garry's most-recent weekly lighting theme post got me thinking about my own light meter. Before I go any further, let me preface this post by saying: "Yes. I am indeed a light meter idiot." and "Yes. I should have immediately figured out if the meter worked." (that ought to save a few posters some valuable typing time.) Last year, I bought a used Minolta Spotmeter F. I tried to figure out how it worked, but failed. I finally bought a copy of the manual, but that didn't help my dilemma. Perhaps the problem is me, but I'm thinking it's probably the meter. I am able to set the ISO/Time values. But I can't change the Fno/EV value. It is stuck on 0. Is there a trick to this? Next question...I bought the Spotmeter F for outside ambient light photos. It does have a flash setting. But since it is a spot meter, how useful will it be in a mini "studio" type setting? Are incident light meters prefered for studio still life and portrait work?