I'm still not really sure which is absolutely perfect for what sort of situation but I have begun to really feel comfortable with spot metering.
And the reason is that I can isolate and meter only for what i consider the most important part of the picture.
Anyway, I'm a relatively green amateur so I would appreciate your input and advice.
I'm using D40 with 55-200 VR, but i also have the kit lens 18-55.
Wali in Toronto
#2. "RE: Which metering mode?" | In response to Reply # 0
Holmes375 Registered since 09th Sep 2006Tue 04-Sep-07 03:59 PM
I use MM most of the time. If I have a back/side lit condition I'll go to spot metering in manual. This is also the case if I have a bright sky above my composition.
And bracket, bracket, bracket!
For portraits I still prefer center weight metering except in some outdoor conditions where I'm implementing natural scenery and I go with the MM again.
For action work I always use MM.