Sorry guys but I'm not with you on F8 metering. It's every bit as accurate as, and has the exact same resolution as the meters/lights on a sound devices recorder. Of course I'm talking about the display, not the tiny meters above the knobs.
Now if you're talking about the size of the stock knobs and how easy they are to use that's a different story.
I agree with TD on the metering - the display metering seems fine. What issues do you have? If folks have been complaining about the metering on this thread, I must have missed it.
I got small fingers so I have no issues with the knobs. Would it be better if they were bigger - sure, but they work fine for me.
Mics: akg c460 (ck61, ck63), c414buls, c568eb; at4049a, 4051a, 4053a, at853; josephson c42; neumann U87, km84i; beyer m130, m160, m500; aea r84; gefell m71, mt711s, m200, m201; sony c38; schoeps cmc6, CMBI (mk4, mk21, mk41, mk4v); sennheiser mkh40, md421, md431, md541
Pres: API, a-designs, pendulum, purple, millennia, gt, littlebox, tinybox, usbpre2, CA 9200, pipsqueak, pueblo pending
Cables: KCY, CMR, Naiant AKG actives, PFAs, asst. GAKables and Darktrain
Recorders/converters: dr680, m10, dr-2d, d50, dr70d, zoom f8, lynx aurora 8
Yeah, I'm an attorney, but everyone needs a day job!