I generally don't use the meter except in evaluative mode, I usually rely on manual settings anyways when shooting coins. I also have a really high end light meter that I can check the exposure out with, but if you shoot to computer it shouldn't really matter much as you can check your exposure on screen, always shoot RAW so adjustments after the fact are simple.
"Buy the Book Before You Buy the Coin" - Aaron R. Feldman - "And read it" - Me 2013! ANA
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