RX100 spot metering

Started Oct 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
Andrew Butterfield
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Re: RX100 spot metering
In reply to elliottnewcomb, Nov 30, 2012

elliottnewcomb wrote:

1.Spot Metering (menu, camera, page 3) (sample pics below, pic names give info)

2. AEL. Automatic Exposure Lock.

This is an interesting way to shoot that I always used on my Canon S95. Often saves you having to touch exposure compensation, and since the histogram stupidly vanishes when you set exposure comp, it's even better. Shoot using spot exposure, set your centre button to AEL as in Elliiot's post. Then just move the camera around until the histogram looks right, hit the AEL, recompose and shoot. The exposure compensation mostly becomes irrelevant. Not always, but mostly.

I think that you really need to set a shortcut for AEL if you're going to use spot exposure, and the centre button is the obvious button. Then it's irrelevant that you can't move the 'spot'. You wouldn't want to.

This method of shooting is no good for spontaneous shots though because you'll likely get the wrong exposure, but when you're being creative, it's a fun way to shoot.

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