What is your fav metering mode???

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Your favorite metering mode is???

  1. Partial/Spot

    15 vote(s)
    53.6%
  2. Center Weighted

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  3. Full frame / 3D Matrix

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. Handheld Metering

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Canon Fan

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    I personally like partial/spot. What is your favorite or most used metering mode?
     
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    Spot. I normally go for the lightest parts to. I'm naughty...
     
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    Nice :mrgreen: :thumbup:
     
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    handheld :)
     
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    None of the cameras I had while I was learning had anything other than center-weighted so that's what I'm most comfortable with. However, in the last few years I've been using spot metering for those tricky situations.
     
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    I love spot metering, it just makes me feel more in control, i know that the camera is still metering it, but i don't feel like the camera is doing as much work "for" me. If that makes any sense... other than that...I'll stick to my handheld meter...I love that thing =)

    oh yeah...does anyone else realize how big of geeks we all are for talking about our favorite type of metering?
     
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    :lol: It's all right. You're among your geek-friends here. :mrgreen:
     
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    Most of the cameras I use don't have built in meters, so I always use my handheld Sekonic 508. It has incident and spot, and can meter flash. I use both incident and spot metering depending on the subject.
     
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    Lol,big win for us spot meters.
    I prefer spot metering various part of the scene and the deciding on what the settings will be.My teacher prefers center weighted.
    I find that spot metering is slower than the others and my teacher keeps reminding me that a team in Japan spent a lot of effort in making the matrix metering I have in my camera only to have my not using it :D
     
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    Since I'm still a beginner I'd rather try to concentrate on the composition than on the technical details. 90% of the time I shoot in 'Matrix' and Aperture priority mode.
     
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    So how do all you spot meter fans use it? Do you use the zone system or just pick something you want to expose to and meter off that?

    Also, if so many people like to spot meter then why has Canon left it off their hottest new camera..the 20D?
     
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    To make you pay thousands more for the 1ds...
     

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