kat.hayes wrote in post #18548208
1. While using the light meter it suggested an ISO 50 and 16, though the 5DM3 only goes down to 100. What is the best way to handle this? Speed up my shutter?
2. For different readings, the meter suggested f3.6 though my lens only has has a 3.5. Same thing with my lens having a f7.1 while the meter suggested f7.0. Is this insignificant?
The light meter is giving you one combination of settings that will result in the 'right' exposure. There is a huge range of alternative aperture, shutter speed and Iso combinations that will give the same overall exposure value. Within that envelope, your challenge as the photographer is to find the combination that best suits your subject and your vision for the shot. You can find the full range of possible combinations of settings that are consistent with the meter reading by playing around with the different 'dials' on the meter.
Comment and (constructive) criticism always welcome.