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    Default metering with a non-cpu lens

    i was thinking whether does external light meters work on far subjects like in bird photography to meter the exposure? i have this fully manual lens so i have to manual focus(not an issue) but manual metering is.

    i find using histogram after taking pictures abit slow for me though..
    [QUOTE=dan_1337;2947523]if it was painted white, it would cost twice as much as Sigma =P[QUOTE]

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    Default Re: metering with a non-cpu lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Murcielago View Post
    i was thinking whether does external light meters work on far subjects like in bird photography to meter the exposure? i have this fully manual lens so i have to manual focus(not an issue) but manual metering is.

    i find using histogram after taking pictures abit slow for me though..
    This model has a 1 degree spot meter.
    http://www.sekonic.com/products/products.asp?ID=130

    Otherwise, get a D200 if you're using Nikon. It is able to meter with non-cpu lenses.

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    Default Re: metering with a non-cpu lens

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    This model has a 1 degree spot meter.
    http://www.sekonic.com/products/products.asp?ID=130
    What is the trick to be sure the spot meter is pointing at the bird far away, ie. not pointing at the sky or something else ?

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    does it auto feed the metering data to the camera or something?
    [QUOTE=dan_1337;2947523]if it was painted white, it would cost twice as much as Sigma =P[QUOTE]

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    Default Re: metering with a non-cpu lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Murcielago View Post
    does it auto feed the metering data to the camera or something?
    I think last time certain Minolta meters are able to autofeed the data to Dynax bodies but I'm not sure if any other brands do the same.

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    Default Re: metering with a non-cpu lens

    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    What is the trick to be sure the spot meter is pointing at the bird far away, ie. not pointing at the sky or something else ?
    There is a scope for you to aim through.

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