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bdunbar79

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Re: 5D3 and 24 1.4 II L Edit, and other Lenses, owners please read!
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2013, 08:32:26 PM »
Does spot metering only use the center circle area?

On a 5D Mark III, yes.
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Re: 5D3 and 24 1.4 II L Edit, and other Lenses, owners please read!
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2013, 08:32:26 PM »

tpatana

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Re: 5D3 and 24 1.4 II L Edit, and other Lenses, owners please read!
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2013, 04:54:57 AM »
Does spot metering only use the center circle area?

On a 5D Mark III, yes.

So to use spot metering on the focus point, you actually have to select evaluative metering. Canon-logic I guess  :o

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Re: 5D3 and 24 1.4 II L Edit, and other Lenses, owners please read!
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2013, 05:05:22 AM »
Does spot metering only use the center circle area?

On a 5D Mark III, yes.

So to use spot metering on the focus point, you actually have to select evaluative metering. Canon-logic I guess  :o

Yes exactly, on the 5D mk III actually "Evaluative" metering = AF point "spot" metering. On a low contrast scene you would not notice this, but on a high contrast scene you better to go for the old average metering if you need a consisten "reasonable" exposure. For me even for portrait the AF linked spot metering is not always trustworthy, since if I pick a eyebrow or some dark hair with a focus point, the picture will result blown up overexposed.
I do have a 40D and a 600D, none of them act like this.

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Re: 5D3 and 24 1.4 II L Edit, and other Lenses, owners please read!
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »
Does spot metering only use the center circle area?

On a 5D Mark III, yes.

So to use spot metering on the focus point, you actually have to select evaluative metering. Canon-logic I guess  :o

Yes exactly, on the 5D mk III actually "Evaluative" metering = AF point "spot" metering. On a low contrast scene you would not notice this, but on a high contrast scene you better to go for the old average metering if you need a consisten "reasonable" exposure. For me even for portrait the AF linked spot metering is not always trustworthy, since if I pick a eyebrow or some dark hair with a focus point, the picture will result blown up overexposed.
I do have a 40D and a 600D, none of them act like this.

So funny.

Now knowing this, it doesn't really bother me too much as I can use it to my advantage. But not knowing, that might screw up the exposure. I've never trusted the camera anyway too much, I always chimp my pictures constantly.

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Re: 5D3 and 24 1.4 II L Edit, and other Lenses, owners please read!
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »