After reading how light meters can help with exposure, I invested in a Sekonic 508. For the most part I have it figured out, all the features and stuff it can do. Even bought the Hand Exposure Meter Book by Bob Shell, to learn more.
However I am having a problem figuring out how to get my camera set to the exactness of the meter. As an example, it will read in 10ths of an f stop, or the combination f stop and shutter doesn't match my camera. I am shooting with a Sony F828 (I know I need a real DSLR, that will come soon).
My camera has f stops that go from 2.2 to 8.0. But the combination of these stops on the meter does not always match. So how do you handle this difference? When I meter my subjects, it gives readings in tenths, and then I am not sure what to do. Say I get a reading of shutter 125 and f 5.6.6, if I move the wheel to get a smaller aperture; it moves it to shutter 90 and f 8.0.1. My camera does not have shutter speed 90, nor does it have f 5.6.6.
As you can imagine, I am a novice not a pro, but I sure have learned a lot here. Any help is greatly appreciated.