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Some tests Matrix vs Center-weighted

wwt67

Warsaw, US
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wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010
Tue 09-Nov-10 02:16 AM

I have been using Matrix metering for almost all my shots, as that is what I used on my D5000 and it worked great for me. I've also been experiencing over exposure problems. Maybe you saw my post with the rose? Yesterday I did a test with a fairly high contrast scene. I shot in A priority with matrix and center weighted (default 8mm circle) at 0, -.3, -.7 and -1 EV. I did two rounds of tests. One with focus point on a very dark area and another on a bright sunlite area.
The shots with MM were very overexposed, except for -1 EV, which looked great. Surprisingly, for me, was CW with 0 EV was equal to MM -1 EV. I also found the photos with CW metering were slightly sharper than the MM shots, even after doing some post processing.
It looks like I will be using CW for now and see how it works.
I also remember the first photos posted by Chase Jarvis were all shot with CW metering (at least the ones I looked at). Maybe he knew something is not right with MM?
Anyone have a similar experience?

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