View Poll Results: Which metering?

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  • Evaluative Metering

    156 46.02%
  • Partial Metering

    12 3.54%
  • Spot Metering

    85 25.07%
  • Centre Weighted Average Metering

    86 25.37%
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  1. #21

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    all mode has it's purpose, how to vote all of them ??

  2. #22

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    handheld meter most accurate .


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    creating this poll shows that maybe you don't understand metering and what a meter does.
    spot, partial, centre weighted are all useful metering modes based on the sensitivity pattern of the metering cell over the photo frame area and if you know how and when to use them, they do the job well.

    by the way "evaluative" or "matrix" or "programmed' metering is just a computerised post-processing of the measure of the light AFTER it has been received by the sensors. The manufacturer of the camera has algorithms to compute the exposure.

    And you left out the deadly accurate one - incident metering.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 20th June 2008 at 08:39 PM.

  4. #24

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    Or use gray card .

  5. #25

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    evaluate and compensate mostly. but not all situations allow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    creating this poll shows that maybe you don't understand metering and what a meter does.
    spot, partial, centre weighted are all useful metering modes based on the sensitivity pattern of the metering cell over the photo frame area and if you know how and when to use them, they do the job well.

    by the way "evaluative" or "matrix" or "programmed' metering is just a computerised post-processing of the measure of the light AFTER it has been received by the sensors. The manufacturer of the camera has algorithms to compute the exposure.

    And you left out the deadly accurate one - incident metering.

  7. #27

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    Hmmm, isn't spot metering a hassle sometimes? Let's say it's just a simple group shot.. you'll have to meter the faces of people and den recompose? Do pm me if I'm wrong, let me know how you guys apply spot metering! thx

  8. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckb5 View Post
    Hmmm, isn't spot metering a hassle sometimes? Let's say it's just a simple group shot.. you'll have to meter the faces of people and den recompose? Do pm me if I'm wrong, let me know how you guys apply spot metering! thx
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  9. #29

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    use exposure lock. my d40x has tt, and it's low-end liao

    if u dun have exposure lock, i would suggest taking a "reading" then use manual exposure, same effect.

    for my d40x at least, if u do focus lock, by default, the metering is not locked together with the focus. i have to press the exposure lock button to lock exposure, then recompose

  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckb5 View Post
    Hmmm, isn't spot metering a hassle sometimes? Let's say it's just a simple group shot.. you'll have to meter the faces of people and den recompose? Do pm me if I'm wrong, let me know how you guys apply spot metering! thx

    in this case i would use center-weighted. as one other member has mentioned, diff metering for diff purposes.

    i seldom use spot. if i do must combine with exposure lock otherwise the reading goes all over the place

  11. #31

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    It doesn't matter which method as long as it helps you to achieve the effect you want: use your LCD to decide what to do next. Very few people use the LCD correctly.

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    Unless you guys always shoot studio than you want to purchase one for yourself.If not no need.

  13. #33

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    I use 'hack' metering. idiot proof, one size fits all. still got ppl poll! use spot metering to shoot group photo












    who say cannot - i meter on the most handsome photog mah

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    I use Sunny 16.

  15. #35

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    I would prefer Center Weighted [ ] but the thing is the AE Lock on shutter doesn't work, needa press the AE (*) button which is a step more... so Evaluative. I'll also set EC to +1/3 on AV mode - gives me the just nice exposure which I like. Actually for M or other modes for that matter, I sub-consciously see +1/3 as my lock-on exposure.
    Last edited by rendition; 17th May 2009 at 01:14 AM.

  16. #36

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    all 3 has it purpose

    mostly use evaluative...when this gives me an over expose or under expose i then tweak accordingly either using spot or exposure compensation..

    i hardly use center weight though
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  17. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoia08 View Post
    Hi bros,

    Just wondering what metering mode do you guys often use?
    Give me advises and reason if possible.

    Cheers!!


    i find this video helpful..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2qnIfJnuAU
    cheers!

  18. #38

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    Spot metering.Especially in crazy lighting.

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    partial is effective for my purpose.

  20. #40

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    spot more often, but set the func button for matrix reference

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