metering help

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  1. charlie_merrifi

    charlie_merrifi TPF Noob!

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    my canon xs does not have spot metereing. It has evaluative, partial and center weighted average. Wich Of these should i use for portraits.
     
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    Depends on the shot you have. I generally use average and use exposure compensation where required.
     
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    "Partial" is the same as spot metering - the spot is just a little bigger than it is on the higher end bodies.
     
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    I almost always use spot/partial for everything.
     
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    Hold on here ... if you have to ask that question ... then I am not sure you are clear on understanding exposure metering.

    Why are you asking which metering mode to use if you do not have spot metering ?
     

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