Can somebody explain Metering?


beebeeice

New Member
Aug 14, 2010
165
0
0
22
Serangoon
#1
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?
 

Rashkae

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2005
19,105
12
0
#3
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"
 

#6
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.
 

ZerocoolAstra

Senior Member
Mar 13, 2008
9,522
0
0
rainy Singapore
#7
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.
 

daredevil123

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 25, 2005
21,645
63
48
lil red dot
#8
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/tutorials/camera-metering.htm
 

daredevil123

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 25, 2005
21,645
63
48
lil red dot
#9
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.
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.
 

banana0ne

New Member
Oct 29, 2008
1,488
0
0
jurong west
#10
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. :)
 

Diluted

New Member
Jun 6, 2010
690
0
0
Singapore (West)
#11
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.
:bsmilie::bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

toothie

New Member
Jun 23, 2010
47
0
0
#14

ZerocoolAstra

Senior Member
Mar 13, 2008
9,522
0
0
rainy Singapore
#16

beebeeice

New Member
Aug 14, 2010
165
0
0
22
Serangoon
#17
lol.. i think this thread abit OT aldr XD

Anyways, thanks for the links. Reading them now.
 

IsenGrim

New Member
Jan 28, 2008
789
0
0
#18
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.
 

Top Bottom