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Daniel Flather

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Re: When do you use spot metering?
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2012, 01:19:19 AM »
I only use spot metering, I've never have used the other settings.  I can't even tell you what the other modes are named!
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Re: When do you use spot metering?
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Re: When do you use spot metering?
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2012, 05:09:05 AM »
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Re: When do you use spot metering?
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2012, 09:02:35 AM »
When do I use spot metering?  Almost never.  Current meters are pretty good, but it depends on the light.  I use it in conjunction with manual mode in tricky lighting.  When the part of the image you want to expose "correctly" is a fairly small part of the frame, it works well. 

Which reminds me, I need to post my Pentax digital spotmeter for sale.

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Re: When do you use spot metering?
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2012, 09:13:53 AM »
Do any of canons current cameras feature the multiple spot averaging function (again an old but useful feature on the EOS 3, I'm sure it was the FEL button)  I can see more folk having a practical use for that than simple spot metering...

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Re: When do you use spot metering?
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2012, 09:33:33 AM »
For info, the 1V also features focus point linked spot metering as a custom function, with a choice of either 11 active AF points or 9 active AF points (3 only offers 11 points) reduced from the systemic 45 points.

The 1V also features multiple spot averaging.

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Re: When do you use spot metering?
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2012, 09:37:41 AM »
Do any of canons current cameras feature the multiple spot averaging function

The recent 1-series bodies, including the 1D X, have multi-spot metering (up to 8 points averaged).
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Re: When do you use spot metering?
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2012, 09:45:33 AM »
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Re: When do you use spot metering?
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2012, 09:45:33 AM »