or develope the ability to do auto exposure metering using ur eyes.
if i'm not wrong, most of the more experienced photogs (esp wedding ones) here have that ability already.
accurate to +/- 1 stop. =D
Well, give me the necessary amount of time. Maybe one day before I depart this world, I may finally attain the special ability. Lolxxx....
Can be trained lah ... think of it this way, learn to identify ONE important reference. For convenience, let's say you choose 18% grey. Once you learn to establish that reference, everything becomes easier. I used to walk around with a spot meter all day, just taking random readings to try and learn how to 'see' light values. After awhile can learn to quickly spot 18% grey. From there, you will be able to easily identify other EVs, and with that knowledge, apply it under different lighting conditions and know quite instinctively how much you need to go over or under to get your main subject the way you want. Anyway, I just say only hor. I out of practice long long oredi.
i think for macro works then 51 points comes in handy... i got 11 points for my camera body now... now matter what i take it would be sufficient... but when taking macro, i do crave for some extra few points...
for macro works, please forget about focus and recompose... the DOF is painfully thin even at f8... i did a few 100% off focus shots with that method...
they should have manual focus with the AF-points lighting up accordingly as you turn the ring.
The other thing I found useful is that for the 1D series (and other higher-end camera bodies I reckon) is that there are seven - instead of one - AF points with cross-hair sensors which makes AF more accurate.
Those who want it but dont have it - says its good
Those who want it and use it often - says its fantastic
Those who want it and dont use it - says its gd to have
Those who dont want it but have it - says nothing much
Those who dont want it and dont have it - can say anything they want but dont make sense because they dont know what they are missing...
'Nothing to brag about, we are only as good as our next picture!'