Focus points - who cares? (honest question)

Started Sep 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Chev Chelios
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Not quite
In reply to SeaScout851, Sep 18, 2012

that's not proper spot metering!

evaluative metering only weights the exposure towards the active AF point.

SeaScout851 wrote:

I had to try this with my 7d. Using Spot metering the camera is only using the center focus point for metering. But switch to Evaluative metering and the focus point is used. A very useful tidbit to know. Then again one could look this up in the manual too.


you also raise another interesting point. what about the ability to spot meter a subject using ANY selected AF point, not just the centre point?

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