Landscape Metering Technique

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Landscape Metering Technique
Jun 21, 2011

Since Olympus has "moderate DR" metering is more important with 4/3 than with some other camera brands so I'm just wondering what people's standard technique for metering when shooting landscapes. (I say moderate because even though some people complain, if you actually expose correctly it seems adequate to me, especially compared to slide film which used to be pretty standard for landscapes).

I know that it always depends on the situation and what you want to achieve but in a "normal situation" what do you do. Or maybe an even better question is what do you find yourself doing most commonly?

Do you use a handheld light meter when you shoot?

Right now I'm using spot metering, exposing for the sky, adding +2 EV than firing away (and bracketing), that seems to get almost everyhing in the scene captured without clipping. And I can bring shadows up a bit in post, but I'm curious as to what everyone else does.
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