Having been a pro for 30 years, I can tell you that knowledgeable pros buy the meter or meters that satisfy their needs. Over the years, I've owned Gossen, Sekonic, Soligor, and Minolta. I currently use the Gossen Luna Star F and have an old Minolta III F as a backup. Both are simple, easy to use, accurate, without a lot of features I'll never use. Don't worry about it why one is more than another. Get the Sekonic L-358. It'll do more than you'll every need or want it to do. Do you really NEED all that analyzing and simulation? Just get a meter that takes accurate light readings and shows it in an easily discernable form.