I have been reading about the different methods of metering a scene. What I can't figure out is what possible purpose could an incident meter reading give you on a landscape that is 5 miles away? I mean, I don't even know how it would work. If I'm taking a picture of a scene - and everything in that scene is far away, wouldn't an incident reading be useless? What difference does it make how the lighting conditions are where my tripod is?! I'm going to be shooting both Ektar 100 and Velvia 50 on a trip coming up, and I need a light meter. I do not plan on taking any shots other than landscapes (I'll have my DSLR for everything else), and I can get a spot meter a lot cheaper than an incident meter that also does spot metering. My plan was to just use the spot meter on the highlights and/or shadows (depending on whether I'm using the negative or slide film) and exposing accordingly. I don't understand what good an incident reading would do.