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    Hello guys! Got a question to ask. What is metering? Searched the forum and still not enlightened. Read the manual but also still not enlightened.

    I am using a 550D right now. Switched to Spot Metering but i have no idea about anything.

    What are the different meterings use for and in what situations?

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    This site has pictures and good explanations of the different modes

    http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/control...articleID=2666

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    Metering is what tells your camera what the correct exposure is.

    Please try google. Really, just do a search for: "How does photography metering work"
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    Great Link Seldomhere!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeldomHere View Post
    This site has pictures and good explanations of the different modes

    http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/control...articleID=2666

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    hey good link from canon

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    in short, metering is where the camera determines the shuttle speed, aperture and/or AWB to use. (depends on what mode ur camera is in)
    Spot Metering is whereby the selected Focus Point is use to determine the above.

    for a newbie tip, maybe you wanna switch to centre weighted metering. Sometimes Spot Metering can be too small and precise to give your photo the correct exposure.
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    If I'm not wrong, some cameras only spot meter off the center, irregardless of your focus point selection.

    And there's no such thing as shuttle speed with regards to cameras... best to check with NASA on shuttle speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebeeice View Post
    Hello guys! Got a question to ask. What is metering? Searched the forum and still not enlightened. Read the manual but also still not enlightened.

    I am using a 550D right now. Switched to Spot Metering but i have no idea about anything.

    What are the different meterings use for and in what situations?
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...a-metering.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferderico View Post
    in short, metering is where the camera determines the shuttle speed, aperture and/or AWB to use. (depends on what mode ur camera is in)
    Spot Metering is whereby the selected Focus Point is use to determine the above.

    for a newbie tip, maybe you wanna switch to centre weighted metering. Sometimes Spot Metering can be too small and precise to give your photo the correct exposure.
    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    If I'm not wrong, some cameras only spot meter off the center, irregardless of your focus point selection.

    And there's no such thing as shuttle speed with regards to cameras... best to check with NASA on shuttle speed.
    Yup. Spot metering on Canon camera bodies lower than the 1D series means center AF point metering only.

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    Default Re: Can somebody explain Metering?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    If I'm not wrong, some cameras only spot meter off the center, irregardless of your focus point selection.

    And there's no such thing as shuttle speed with regards to cameras... best to check with NASA on shuttle speed.
    best check the nearest badminton court, they have lots of shuttle there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    If I'm not wrong, some cameras only spot meter off the center, irregardless of your focus point selection.

    And there's no such thing as shuttle speed with regards to cameras... best to check with NASA on shuttle speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banana0ne View Post
    best check the nearest badminton court, they have lots of shuttle there.
    can also check with major bus interchanges... lots of shuttle services...

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    Default Re: Can somebody explain Metering?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    And there's no such thing as shuttle speed with regards to cameras... best to check with NASA on shuttle speed.
    ...and there was this guy who asked about shuttle speed. I wonder if he was thinking of space travel. To boldly go where no one has gone before...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    If I'm not wrong, some cameras only spot meter off the center, irregardless of your focus point selection.

    And there's no such thing as shuttle speed with regards to cameras... best to check with NASA on shuttle speed.
    Hi,

    There is no such thing as "irregardless".
    http://www.cracked.com/article_15664...you-think.html

    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by banana0ne View Post
    best check the nearest badminton court, they have lots of shuttle there.
    Some shopping malls have FREE shuttle service too

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    Quote Originally Posted by toothie View Post
    Hi,

    There is no such thing as "irregardless".
    http://www.cracked.com/article_15664...you-think.html

    cheers,
    darn... pecah lobang (hope I spelt that correctly)

    but merriam-webster dictionary accepts this word leh, though it claims it is not common...

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless
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    lol.. i think this thread abit OT aldr XD

    Anyways, thanks for the links. Reading them now.

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    usually spot metering work best with AE locks.
    i use this most of the time. evaluative is a little hard to predict when there's mixed lighting.

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