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Discussion in 'Sony' started by Ghosthunter, Jan 15, 2011.
Just wondering which metering mode you favor & why?
Hard to say as different cameras have different characteristics. I guess I would favour multi mostly with a bit of spot thrown in occasionally! However, the EPL1 seems to work better when set to centre weighted for some reason
Spot. Hard to teach an old dog new tricks and I like the idea of zeroing in.
P.S. OOPS! I didn't see that this was in the NEX forum!
I'm talking about NEX cameras.
Okay, well for the NEX I have it set on multi
So far it's 2 all!! Not much help
I use multi for most pictures. Sony uses a 49 zone system arranged in a honey comb pattern that from my limited use and further reading is pretty good based on their underlying algorithms. I switch to center weighted for some architectural and portrait shots if the subject is more or less in the center of the frame. I use spot when I really want to constrict the metering and will lock and recompose as necessary. This is really no different from how I normally shoot most cameras unless there is a specific reason not too. There is probably no right or wrong way except to say the best way is the method that suits your shooting style.
I use multi most of the time, but I do use center-spot metering when doing macros or on tougher subjects.
That makes a lot of sense t me, thanks.
I was so excited by the poll that I didn't notice what forum I was in! Mea culpa!! I don't own a NEX, so forget my vote!
I bounce around to often to have a favorite.
Spot is used mostly for people or specific items.
Multi for scenic shots.
Mostly multi so far with occasional diversions into centre. Haven't used spot at all so far but it's early days.
Multi, most of the time. But also Spot quite often.
I go with center, because I want my subject (assuming that the subject is in the center) gets priority for the metering. Sometimes I'll even go spot.
My god, Spot meteriing, I didn't realize there were other meter modes.