7th March 2004, 01:05 AM
can any one tell me which type of metering to use?
what is the different between 3d colour , center weighted and spot.
when to use it ,why and which?
Last edited by burnaway; 7th March 2004 at 01:40 AM.
7th March 2004, 09:47 AM
matrix - when u dont have time or dont intend to bother too much about the result and are confident of a reasonably decent exposure
spot - when u want to meter for a tiny spot in the scene. use this to meter for a bright spot i nthe scene which will lead to all else being underexposed => will lead to the typical classic silouette shot. or when u shoot models for portrait then place priority on getting exposure right for the face=> spot meter the face
7th March 2004, 04:28 PM
that means need more more more practice to find the correct expo
7th March 2004, 08:20 PM
7th March 2004, 08:32 PM
To complicate the matter even further for you, there is multiple spot metering as well.
7th March 2004, 08:55 PM
are you refering to the center weighted metering
Originally Posted by Kit
7th March 2004, 09:25 PM
i think our friend kit was refering to the feature found on eos 3 : lets say u r at a scene u like v much , so u proceed to use the special function to spot meter at say 7 different points in the scene then press dunno what button again(didnt use that feature at all, keke) then viola! out comes a "optimally computed exposure value. then u just go ahead n expose the pic at that optimal value. well..in fact i rather use matrix n bracket the scene, faster that way ^_^
7th March 2004, 09:33 PM
7th March 2004, 09:45 PM
so sorry only nikon here
8th March 2004, 09:55 AM
You can use the matrix meter if there is not too much whites or blacks. If there are then I would suggest spot. Really depends on how much control you want over your shots. Spot would be best in my opinion.
Originally Posted by burnaway
8th March 2004, 11:52 PM
ok thanks for the advise