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    Default Erm... i didn't use this function for 1 year plus...

    Hi guys, hope you can spare the time to explain to me what does : the one in red is???

    I tried googling about this but without the proper term to call it, its so hard to find!!!

    Hope can spare some time to explain to me...

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    It is the metering mode. Currently it is set at center-weighted metering. There is also spot metering (meters at the AF point you selected - but for Canon, for bodies other than the 1D series, spot metering meters only at the center AF point), and matrix metering (I leave it at this for most situations)
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    Yes that is the metering modes. The one shown now is symbol for center weighted metering mode. Please read your camera user manual on explanation for what each mode does and how to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Yes that is the metering modes. The one shown now is symbol for center weighted metering mode. Please read your camera user manual on explanation for what each mode does and how to use them.
    Oh, right. Center weighted. Can't remember all these symbols lol, I set mine at matrix and leave it there, unless I happen to need spot metering

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    The mode shown on your cam is actually Evaluative Mode - like Nikon's Matrix metering. The camera takes into account the whole screen to determine the metering.

    More explanation on canon metering modes here:
    http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/control...articleID=2666

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    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    It is the metering mode. Currently it is set at center-weighted metering. There is also spot metering (meters at the AF point you selected - but for Canon, for bodies other than the 1D series, spot metering meters only at the center AF point), and matrix metering (I leave it at this for most situations)
    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    Oh, right. Center weighted. Can't remember all these symbols lol, I set mine at matrix and leave it there, unless I happen to need spot metering
    Quote Originally Posted by Frijj View Post
    The mode shown on your cam is actually Evaluative Mode - like Nikon's Matrix metering. The camera takes into account the whole screen to determine the metering.

    More explanation on canon metering modes here:
    http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/control...articleID=2666

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Yes that is the metering modes. The one shown now is symbol for center weighted metering mode. Please read your camera user manual on explanation for what each mode does and how to use them.
    Thanks all for the explanation.

    Daredevil123: I lost my manual... Thought it was nothing important at first...Haha

    Cheers and thanks all.
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    Ah well, Nikon and Canon are slightly different in metering modes and the symbols

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxdoggyxx View Post
    Thanks all for the explanation.

    Daredevil123: I lost my manual... Thought it was nothing important at first...Haha

    Cheers and thanks all.
    You can still download an electronic copy. Just google for it.

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    Default Re: Erm... i didn't use this function for 1 year plus...

    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    Ah well, Nikon and Canon are slightly different in metering modes and the symbols
    yea, i screwed up on that too. LOL..

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