|7th of April 2007 (Sat)||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cambridge, UK
Does the metering mode you set on your camera effect how the flash is metered?
The reason I ask, is becasue I was experimenting with fill flash yesterday. I set my camera to spot, so that I could judge the ambient exposure on my friends face. With my camera set to "M", I dialed in -1 2/3rd FEC and took the shot.
When I reviewed the image, the face was completely blown-out. Was this because when the shot was taken, the spot metering circle was over the background and not the face?
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|7th of April 2007 (Sat)||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: ABE, PA USA
Re: Flash metering.
How did you set the aperture and shutter speed in Manual mode and what settings did you use? Do you have a sample shot you can post?
But to answer your question, no, the metering mode set on the camera does not affect how the flash is metered. That is controlled by what you have C.Fn-14 set to. Of course, if you use flash exposure lock (FEL) then the flash metering will be done using the spot meter.
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