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    Hi everyone. Im currently using a Sony A300. Im kind of confused with the different metering modes. Currently the default setting is "Multi-Segment". There are also "Center-Weighted" & "Spot".

    Can someone enlighten me on the differences? I have heard that if I want to take portraits i should use Center-Weighted and if I take macro, i should use Spot.

    Kinda confused



    Thanks lots..
    Nikon D300s, Nikon 50mm F1.8, Nikon 85mm F1.8, Tamron 17-50 F2.8

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    Wow. Thanks for the info. Really helped alot. (: So in essence the metering mode depends on the current situations?
    Nikon D300s, Nikon 50mm F1.8, Nikon 85mm F1.8, Tamron 17-50 F2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0Bone View Post
    So in essence the metering mode depends on the current situations?
    Yes, very much so.
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    Awesome. Thank you very much. (:
    Nikon D300s, Nikon 50mm F1.8, Nikon 85mm F1.8, Tamron 17-50 F2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0Bone View Post
    Wow. Thanks for the info. Really helped alot. (: So in essence the metering mode depends on the current situations?
    depends on what you wan to do, you have to understand how each metering mode works, and use them when you need to, and also read up about exposure compensation too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0Bone View Post
    Hi everyone. Im currently using a Sony A300. Im kind of confused with the different metering modes. Currently the default setting is "Multi-Segment". There are also "Center-Weighted" & "Spot".

    Can someone enlighten me on the differences? I have heard that if I want to take portraits i should use Center-Weighted and if I take macro, i should use Spot.

    Kinda confused

    Thanks lots..
    OBone - my advice to you, and i have repeated this many times to the other CSers is that you need to know what is the end-result you want to achieve. There is no right or wrong metering to choose. Besides metering, there are other variables that can affect your end-result. Bearing that in mind, your camera is like a car which helps you to get to your destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    OBone - my advice to you, and i have repeated this many times to the other CSers is that you need to know what is the end-result you want to achieve. There is no right or wrong metering to choose. Besides metering, there are other variables that can affect your end-result. Bearing that in mind, your camera is like a car which helps you to get to your destination.
    I see. Thanks. Will keep that in mind.
    Nikon D300s, Nikon 50mm F1.8, Nikon 85mm F1.8, Tamron 17-50 F2.8

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    Every camera manual will have at least a short write-up about the metering modes and certain camera-specific details. It's this little booklet that came inside the box. Sometimes also on CD.
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