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Spot metering 40D question

 
fr0natz
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Dec 27, 2008 00:38 |  #1

Is there any way to have it not constantly update? On my XT I could focus/meter on a say a darker spot around where I wanted and recompose. It would lock onto and keep the shutter previously determined.

With my 40d, I do that and as I recompose for the shot itll update and still change. Am I missing something or can I change this? Very annoying as I cant trust the exposure of my images anymore. I shoot mainly skateboarding and Im tired of having to constantly use manual or set positive exposure values.

Thanks


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Dec 27, 2008 00:44 |  #2

Ever wonder what that * button was on the top right corner of the back of the camera. Page 95 of your manual says its the AE Lock button and goes into details of what it does. In short, it is the AE Lock button and allows you to lock exposure to a specific area. Point the center AF point to the spot you want to lock exposure, and hit the * button to lock exposure on that spot.


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Dec 27, 2008 00:50 |  #3

ah, I flipped through it but with the XT I believe I didnt have to. But thanks, appreciate it.

Oh, you remembered the page numbered too? Do you sleep with it? :/


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Dec 27, 2008 00:54 |  #4

Believe it or not, the manual actually contains a lot of good information. I never think I'm above needing to read the manual. Not only do I read it once, I go back and reread it periodically. Inevitably I will read it and remember something that I forgot the last time.


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Dec 27, 2008 01:37 |  #5
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fr0natz wrote in post #6950887 (external link)
Is there any way to have it not constantly update? On my XT I could focus/meter on a say a darker spot around where I wanted and recompose. It would lock onto and keep the shutter previously determined.

With my 40d, I do that and as I recompose for the shot itll update and still change. Am I missing something or can I change this? Very annoying as I cant trust the exposure of my images anymore. I shoot mainly skateboarding and Im tired of having to constantly use manual or set positive exposure values.

Thanks

What shooting mode 40D is set to when that happens?
That is normal behaviour for Manual, but not for semi-automatic modes (Av, Tv, P).

There is no Spot metering on XT, the closest is Partial.
AE Lock is the same for both cameras.


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