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What meter mode do you use?

 
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Jan 04, 2013 13:42 |  #1

I keep the camera in EV and when needed will go to spot. I don't think I have ever used center weighted with an EOS camera. Used center weighted a lot when I had an AE-1P.


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Jan 04, 2013 17:28 |  #2
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Depends on what I am using my camera for




  
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Jan 04, 2013 17:39 |  #3

I just picked up a 60D and have been experimenting with the spot metering function, my XS didnt have that option so I always left it in EV and I have found spot metering is more accurate for me than EV usually was.


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Jan 05, 2013 18:30 |  #4

I typically use Spot metering to meter for a particular subject or part of my scene, but will switch to Center if it "makes sense". I haven't used EV for, well, a long time:)!


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Jan 05, 2013 18:31 |  #5

handheld.....




  
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Jan 05, 2013 18:37 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #6

I generally use Eval, except on tripod. Then i use spot.


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Jan 05, 2013 21:41 |  #7

i am partial to partial


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Jan 05, 2013 21:47 |  #8

Spot pretty much exclusively


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Jan 05, 2013 22:11 |  #9

Most of the time you should be using EV/matrix mode.




  
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Jan 05, 2013 22:31 |  #10

CactusJuice wrote in post #15450256 (external link)
Most of the time you should be using EV/matrix mode.

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There are very good reasons for using either a Spot metering mode or a Partial/Center mode. The one reason for relying on Evaluative/Matrix mode is if the scene is "mixed" enough to where an "average" would get your best exposure...


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Jan 06, 2013 00:18 |  #11

I mostly use manual mode and spot metering. I have a pretty good idea of the tonality of what's in the spot metering circle. I don't want the camera trying to outsmart me.




  
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Jan 06, 2013 09:15 |  #12

Snydremark wrote in post #15450193 (external link)
Spot pretty much exclusively


Same here .


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Jan 14, 2013 04:42 |  #13

Spot most of the time. Partially partial :)




  
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Jan 14, 2013 07:51 as a reply to  @ wildspirit's post |  #14

Mine is on Spot most of the time.




  
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Jan 14, 2013 08:26 |  #15

Manual: spot
Av/Tv: evaluative


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