Multi-metering mode tutorial here!

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Steve Norton
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Multi-metering mode tutorial here!
May 28, 2004

OK a lot of people are getting confused about how to use multi-metering mode on their C8080 so here's a little tutorial for those who want to use it.

The first photo is taken with the usual ESP mode which is adequate for about 75% of all shots. Some shots though need a bit more user control to get the results you want and that's where the multi mode comes in.

It's a lot to ask of your camera to be able to take perfect exposures every time without your input. If it could there would be no professional photographers as everybody would be a pro.

The shot below was taken in ESP mode and proved to much for the camera this mode as the highlights are well blown and a lot of detail is lost.

The next shot is taken by using the camera in multi-metering mode where a person samples segments of a scene by using the AEL button which is located on the front of the camera and pressing it upto 8 times at different portions of the scene.

Notice how the details on the left are now visible where as in ESP mode they are blown.

The photo below shows the points that were metered. More points could have been sampled but in this instance only 4 were needed.

Please try this technique yourself as you have a camera which is quite advanced and it would be a bit of a waste not to stretch both your own and cameras ability. See how far you can take this camera!

Some more examples of multi metering can be seen here:

'Unless you go beyond what you have already mastered you will not grow'

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