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    Hi
    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?
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    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

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    that means need more more more practice to find the correct expo

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    Yah, getting correct exposures requires lots of practice when you start going away from matrix/evaluative metering and use centre/spot, cos you are now doing the thinking, not the camera. You know you might have to compensate when in spot/centre depending what you are metering right? Those two metering methods work to give you a medium tone, so when metering something other than a medium tone (such as grass, concrete), you need to compensate. Headache is when you have to guess the amount of compensation needed...

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    To complicate the matter even further for you, there is multiple spot metering as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit
    To complicate the matter even further for you, there is multiple spot metering as well.
    are you refering to the center weighted metering

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    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 ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    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 ^_^
    Yeah, this kind of metering is a waste of time! When you finished metering, the skies went dark liao lo!

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    so sorry only nikon here

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnaway
    so sorry only nikon here
    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.

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    ok thanks for the advise

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