So you guys like the 5dmk3's metering better than the 1dx? i've never really found any one meter to perform much better than any other, but i do remember a few on this site really talking up the 1dx's meter as such an improvement over the 5dmk3. hmmm. yeah, they all get tricked. lately i've been using my 5dmk3 with a +2/3 exp comp. your exp comp works to 5/8ths?
You misunderstood, I overexpose on purpose, I like that for my images. And the metering is wayway better than anything I have ever tried.
Try the 5d3 with bright backlit subject and then do the same with the X, you'll notice the X is spot on and the 5d needs about 3 stops compensation.
Can the x intelligently spot meter when needed in a backlit situation if its set to something other than spot?
No, it's inconsistent. You get bright, dark, dark, bright, etc. However, it's not WORSE than the 5D3, it's just in that case it's not better. You have to use spot metering.
OH, ok. Viggo made it sound like the 1dx would nail it when the 5d3 would be way off.
From my experience with both cameras trying difficult light situations, that is correct.
I hardly ever use the EC on the 1d , I'm not sure why some people don't get those results. Maybe it has to do with me using Ai and iTR tracking making the AE work together with what I focus on. For instance when tracking a backlit face in Average metering I don't at all need to swap to spot. In fact, 99,99% of my 20k shots are in Average mode. Not counting manual strobist stuff...