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canonmono

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Spot metering with all focus point selected & evalutive metering with all focus point selected .. what is the differents?
 

Diluted

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Dude, spot metering as the name implies, metering is by a spot (in this case, a focusing point) selected..
 

Rashkae

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Also, read your manual. It's in there.
 

Octarine

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Spot metering with all focus point selected & evalutive metering with all focus point selected .. what is the differents?
Metering and focusing are two entirely different topics. Spot metering does not happen at focus points, it's done according the metering zones in your camera. Both can fall together at the same location in viewfinder, but can also happen completely separated, e.g. evaluative metering and center AF point; or spot metering and off-center focus point. Both topics (and capabilities) are explained in your manual.
 

daredevil123

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If I nvr remb wrongly, it's a canon 60D.
Ok for Canon 60D, spot metering will be taken from the center AF point only, so all other focus points have no bearing on the metering regardless of which AF point(s) is/are selected. For evaluative, focus points do not matter. The camera will take the entire scene and give the best estimate, also nothing to do with focus points selection.
 

Rashkae

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Ok for Canon 60D, spot metering will be taken from the center AF point only, so all other focus points have no bearing on the metering regardless of which AF point(s) is/are selected. For evaluative, focus points do not matter. The camera will take the entire scene and give the best estimate, also nothing to do with focus points selection.
Yup exactly. This is also explained in the manual.
 

daredevil123

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small pig said:
Can I know what is "pattern" metering mode?
Pattern metering mode is similar to evaluative or matrix metering mode. Different systems have different names.
 

donut88

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Diluted said:
Dude, spot metering as the name implies, metering is by a spot (in this case, a focusing point) selected..
Wrong la. As another forummer pointed out, metering is diff from focus. U can have spot meter with multiple focus points and vice versa. But such flexibilities only available in some cam models.

I know Sony cams can. Not sure abt canon or nikon
 

Cowseye

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I just wonder how u know i used a 60D .. ok thx ppl so if for panning should i use all focus point with spot or evalutive metering?
Bro, you just saw me in pasir ris park 2 weekends ago and you forgot abt me le. So sad :(
Macro, birding? And jio me to go long boarding?
 

Octarine

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I just wonder how u know i used a 60D .. ok thx ppl so if for panning should i use all focus point with spot or evalutive metering?
Use the focus method that you need, use the metering mode that you need. If unsure what you need define the subject, think about composition, ponder about what must be a) in focus and b) properly exposed. Both can be the same.. or not. There is no hard and fast rule. The decision must be made behind the viewfinder, the camera cannot think for you.
 

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btw, metering is just a rough gauge. u shld always refer to a histogram/look at image and see if it is what u intended with the exposure, especially under tricky conditions.

metering at best, gives a good estimate. it is hardly what i always want yea?
 

canonmono

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Bro, you just saw me in pasir ris park 2 weekends ago and you forgot abt me le. So sad :(
Macro, birding? And jio me to go long boarding?
O .. haha didt know this is ur user in cs, if got morning macro ask me along .. =D
 

ricohflex

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btw, metering is just a rough gauge. u shld always refer to a histogram/look at image and see if it is what u intended with the exposure, especially under tricky conditions.

metering at best, gives a good estimate. it is hardly what i always want yea?
No.
Metering is exact if you know how. The limitations lies not with the exposure meter, but with the media e.g. the film's limitations or the digital camera sensor's limitations.
It depends on what you are exposing for, within the limitations of the media range.
 

daredevil123

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No.
Metering is exact if you know how. The limitations lies not with the exposure meter, but with the media e.g. the film's limitations or the digital camera sensor's limitations.
It depends on what you are exposing for, within the limitations of the media range.
+1

In the end it is how and what you are metering. The meter itself is accurate.
 

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