40D Spot Metering (img)

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Gary Coombs
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40D Spot Metering (img)
May 29, 2008

I'm really pleased with how well my 40D spot meter works. Yesterday I was making some snapshots of my Bengal cat Anika and she was sitting in an area by the door that was awash right behind her with a full sunlit area. If I had been shooting with average metering, I would have gotten a nice exposure on the sunlit area and a grossly underexposed Anika. When I saw where she was sitting and the problem area behind her, I set my 40D to Spot Metering and metered right in the center of her coat. The result was a perfectly exposed Anika and a very overexposed upper background, exactly what I wanted.

What do you think? I love this camera.

Canon 40D, Canon 24-70 2.8L, Spot Metered natural light no flash, f/5.0, 1/125s, ISO 1600

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