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No longer using Matrix Metering on my D7K

beemerman2k

Ellington, US
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beemerman2k Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2006
Thu 11-Aug-11 03:18 AM

As mentioned in the thread about Ken Rockwell's review of the D7000, I mentioned that I no longer use the Matrix metering mode on my D7K. Why not? I have encountered too many situations where I am taking pictures of various scenes on a sunny day, only to have the shots come out over exposed. I am constantly doing this!

So that's it, I am simply tired of having to think about how my D7K is going to interpret a scene and whether it's going to give me an overexposed shot. Now, I only shoot raw, so oftentimes I can salvage the picture, but it never looks quite as well as it would have if exposed properly in the first place. Therefore, about a week ago, I made the decision to switch to Center Weighted metering mode, set my center circle to simply average out the entire frame, and be done with it. I am getting consistently well exposed shots now and I am happy.

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