Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by cajunboy, Nov 1, 2008.
not really sure what metering mood to use. i kind of like spot metering. i have a canon D 40.
Well for dark and gloomy I set my mood to dark and gloomy.
When shooting black and white 60s movie style scenes I set my mood to dramatic.
But regardless of what mood I use it really doesn't matter what mode my camera is in
Pick the one that makes your camera do what you want it to. I turn off matrix (evaluative on your canon) metering in some situations where it gets confused, and often revert back to centreweighted averaging which is a mode I know well.
Thats a tough question to answer. I use center weighted most often. It really deppends on the lighting conditions at what you are looking at, at that moment. There is a no right or wrong answer for your question.
This site is a little technical but may give you a better idea.
Whatever depeche mode you go with, don't forget the AE Lock* button, the middle of the three upper right 'thumb' position buttons... should play well with spot and center weighted average, etc.
I always spot meter and then use AE Lock. There's always a part of the image that I feel I want to expose for. Although having said that I almost always shoot manual anyway.
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