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Nh3 Registered since 04th Aug 2007Tue 04-Sep-07 03:27 AM
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"Which metering mode?"


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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.


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Wali in Toronto

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Tue 04-Sep-07 08:02 AM
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eugene, US
          

If it works for you do it.

For me matrix works better, spot takes too long with moving subjects and changing backgrounds.

Although I am now pulling out my hand held meter more.

ledmun

  

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Holmes375 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Sep 2006Tue 04-Sep-07 03:59 PM
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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.


-Holmes
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